Inspecting your body and skin for any signs of disease, damage, or infection is incredibly beneficial. Identifying any potential threats early on in their development significantly increases your chance of survival.
Some signs can be deceptive, such as a new mole somewhere on your body. The mole may not seem like a concern, but a new mole can mark the development of a melanoma, one of the most common and lethal forms of skin cancer.
Melanomas often appear dark or brown in color, because they are made from the same cells that produce the dark pigmentation in your hair, eyes, and skin. Melanomas frequently form on existing moles or may take the appearance of a developing mole.
If you have noticed a new mole on your skin or a concerning change in an existing mole, contact us to schedule a consultation. Skin cancer surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Marcus will thoroughly evaluate the issue and will formulate an effective personalized plan for your treatment.