The areas most likely to be affected are the upper back, the torso (for men), and the legs (for women). However, melanoma can show up anywhere. Rarer types of melanoma can be present on the palms, between the toes, on the scalp, in the eyes, and even in the mucous membranes.
It can be. Once it has spread to other organs or parts of the body, melanoma can be incredibly dangerous. When detected early, though, melanoma is highly treatable and almost always curable.
As you can see from the frequently asked questions above, early detection and quick surgery for removal are incredibly important in ensuring a good prognosis when it comes to melanoma. If you have a mole or mark of concern or have been diagnosed with melanoma, please call Surgery Group LA as soon as possible to schedule your evaluation.
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