Melanoma Treatment2018-11-19T01:31:57+00:00


Melanoma Treatment

Melanoma TreatmentMost melanomas (~70%) do not arise within a pre-existing mole. It cannot be over-emphasized that melanomas vary considerably in appearance- no single color or change is diagnostic. Therefore, it is very important that for melanoma treatment you are under the regular care of a board-certified dermatologist. Melanoma is potentially curable with early detection and treatment. Late diagnosis carries a poor prognosis.

Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer that evolves from pigment-producing cells in the skin. It can occur at any age, although melanoma in kids is very rare. Risks factors include:

  • Fair skin
  • Presence of atypical nevi in both sun-exposed and sun-protected areas
  • Personal history of melanoma
  • Family history of atypical moles or melanoma
  • History of blistering sunburns

The most common early signs include an increase in size, change in shape or color. The following well-known guidelines are helpful in deciding which lesions are suspicious for malignant change.

The ABCDs of Malignant Melanoma Recognition
Border Irregularity
Color Variegation
Diameter > 6mm

Call us at 630-596-8045 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Basko and her team take pride in providing patients melanoma treatment with a thorough skin exam and removing any suspicious moles or growth that may put your life in danger.