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Who gets Malignant Melanoma?

Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, happens most commonly in people with lighter-toned skin, who are older, or who have spent a large amount of time in the sun. However, people of all ages, skin tones, and lifestyles can have melanoma. In addition, there's a genetic link, so if someone in your family has had melanoma, you may be more likely to get it as well.

What are the causes of Malignant Melanoma?

The cells in your body that produce pigment are called melanocytes. When something happens that causes them to mutate, that can turn into melanoma. These cancerous growths are often caused by sunlight, though not all melanomas are. In the cases where melanoma develops as a result of something other than sun exposure, the cause isn't completely clear.

What are common treatments for Malignant Melanoma?

When melanoma is relatively small and hasn't spread, it's typically effective for the area to be removed surgically. This is a small outpatient procedure that can be done decently quickly in most cases. However, if the cancer has spread to surrounding lymph nodes, they may need to be surgically removed as well. Other treatment options include radiation, targeted therapy, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.

The team at Elias Dermatology will help you create a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. We're passionate about seeing you back to full health, enjoying life as much as possible.

How long does it take to treat Malignant Melanoma?

When treating melanoma, the length of the treatment will depend on your cancer, whether it's spread, its severity, and your overall health. Treatment could be as simple as a small spot being removed from your skin. It may require more intensive intervention like chemotherapy, however.

To learn more about the treatment you need to be healthy and happy, reach out to the team at Elias Dermatology. We're here for you.

The Elias Dermatology Difference

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

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