This skin cancer is increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer. Unlike SCC and BCC, melanoma can spread quickly and be very dangerous. When treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes, the cure rate is nearly 100%. Be sure you know the early signs of this very serious skin cancer. If you notice a mole that looks different from the others, notice a change in a pigmented lesion, or have a lesion that bleeds or itches, please contact our office for an evaluation by one of our physicians. Our physicians can help educate you on what to look for. If you have melanoma, our Dermatologists will assist in the coordination of your care with other doctors, if indicated. These may include a surgical oncologist as well as a medical oncologist. Please have your moles screened regularly as this may assist in early detection of melanoma.