Melanoma Treatment Bradenton FL
Melanoma Treatment Available at Dermatology Associates for Residents of Bradenton, FL
Dermatology Associates offers melanoma treatment, screening, and related skin care services for patients in the greater Bradenton, Florida, area. Melanoma is a malignant form of skin cancer, meaning that it has a high likelihood of spreading to other parts of the body if left unchecked. However, when it is detected early before it has begun to spread, it can generally be treated using a simple surgical procedure or topical chemotherapy. Our team of dermatologists offers diagnostic and treatment services for melanoma at one of our offices conveniently located in or near Bradenton, FL.
Melanoma is typically caused by skin exposure to UV radiation from sunlight, tanning beds, and other full-spectrum light sources. Over time, this exposure can damage the DNA in skin cells, which can lead to melanoma developing. In its early stages, melanoma will resemble an unusual mole. It may be asymmetrical, have an uneven border, have an uneven color, be large in diameter, or evolve, showing changes over time. If you notice a mole with any of these characteristics, you can visit Dermatology Associates for complete dermatological care, including:
- Screening – Whether you’ve noticed a mole that you’re concerned about or have risk factors for developing melanoma, our skin care specialists can perform a physical examination to identify any areas of concern.
- Diagnosis – In cases where we do find a mole that may be melanoma, we can confirm a diagnosis by performing a biopsy.
- Treatment – Melanoma in its early stages is typically treated by wide excision, which is the surgical removal of the melanoma as well as some of the surrounding healthy tissue. A specialized treatment for skin cancer known as Mohs surgery is also available at Dermatology Associates, which may be an option for melanoma treatment in more sensitive areas like the face.
If you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma or are concerned you may have melanoma, contact Dermatology Associates today to schedule an appointment at our Bradenton, FL, office. We provide melanoma treatment and other skin care services for residents throughout the area.