Our Approach To Melanoma

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What Sets Us Apart

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that arises from melanocytes, the cells that create pigment, or color, in the skin. Dermatologists at NYU Langone established one of the first skin cancer treatment programs in New York City, with experts who are at the forefront of research on new treatments for melanoma. They also created the ABCDE screening system for melanoma.

Our skin cancer screening program is designed to catch melanoma as early as possible, when treatment is most effective. If cancer is found, our dermatologists, dermatopathologists, oncologic surgeons, reconstructive plastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists combine their expertise to customize a treatment plan for you.

Our dermatologic and oncologic surgeons specialize in removing melanoma while preserving the appearance and function of the skin and surrounding tissues, and our medical oncologists can provide the latest targeted drugs. Your team ensures that you receive the care you need throughout the treatment process, including rehabilitation, psychological support, and palliative and integrative health therapies.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Treatment for melanoma typically begins with surgery to remove the cancer, potentially followed by reconstruction to restore appearance or function. Medication and radiation therapy may also follow.

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