Melanoma in North Dakota and Kansas
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Melanoma occurs when the cells that produce pigment in the skin mutate into cancer. Although melanoma is less common than other forms of skin cancer, it is the most aggressive type and can be fatal if left untreated. For this reason, Skin Win Dermatology performs preventive skin cancer screenings to check for unusual spots on the skin before any symptoms of cancer even appear. Melanoma typically appears as a current mole that turns darker in color, grows larger in size, or changes shape and has uneven borders. Fair-skinned individuals are more likely to develop melanoma, but the disease can happen to anyone, no matter their skin type. Contact us to arrange an appointment for a skin cancer screening in Williston, Minot, or Bismarck, ND.
Melanoma Treatments and Prevention
Melanoma is very treatable in the earlier stages so it's crucial to detect the condition as early as possible. Skin Win Dermatology recommends having regular skin cancer screenings as part of routine preventive care. During screenings, your medical provider will perform a visual skin exam and assess any moles or lesions that could be irregular. A skin biopsy is normally done to diagnose melanoma, whether a simple excision (excision biopsy to remove the entire growth) or a shave biopsy (removes a small part of the growth). To ensure that the cancer is totally removed, we may additionally recommend Mohs micrographic surgery or another type of surgical excision based on the depth and degree of melanoma you have.
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At Skin Win Dermatology, our board-certified team offers top-tier care for the screening and treatment of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. We utilize precise removal techniques to destroy skin cancer while offering optimal cosmetic results. If you have noticed a change in a current mole or would like a routine skin exam, please contact one of our office locations in Williston, Minot, or Bismarck, ND to set up an appointment.