What Is Melanoma?

Published on September 29, 2017

There are many types of skin cancer. Some types are considered common based on the number of cases diagnosed in a year. Other types account for a much smaller percentage of diagnosed cases of skin cancer but are significantly more harmful to the body.

Melanoma is type of skin cancer that less common and is also one of the most lethal types. Melanoma accounts for roughly three percent of skin cancer cases but it is also responsible for 75% of the deaths that occur due to complications from skin cancer. Although this form of cancer is considered extremely dangerous, the cure rate for melanoma is very high if the issue is detected early.

If you notice a new mole or a change in an existing mole on your body, you should immediately seek professional care. Once the issue is diagnosed, you can contact Boca Mohs Surgery to learn about your options for removing your skin cancer.