Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer because it can spread from the skin to other parts of the body. In 2023, an estimated 97,610 adults (58,120 and 39,490 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma. The American Association of Dermatology states that “while fewer people get melanoma than the more common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, developing melanoma can be more serious.”
The good news is that although melanoma is an aggressive cancer, when found early before it grows deep or spreads, it’s highly treatable. Treating melanoma early can prevent complex and difficult treatment that would be necessary if the cancer grows deep or spreads. Here at The Art of Skin Dermatology, we are able to excise most melanoma’s in the comfort of our own office!