Melanoma Diagnosis & Treatment

Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer and is the most common type of cancer in people 25-29 years old. At Dermatology Consultants of Frisco, we can help with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.

Melanomas are typically caused by UV exposure (sunlight or tanning beds) and develop on normal-looking skin or out of existing moles. Melanoma can occur at any age and if left untreated, can be deadly. 

Other factors that can increase your individual risk of melanoma include: 

  • Fair skin
  • Light eyes (blue)
  • Light hair
  • Family history
  • Personal history of melanoma

Evolution or change in the lesion is a very common feature of this type of skin cancer. Recognizing the features listed below is critical to identifying and diagnosing this dangerous cancer in its early stages.

Learn your ABCDE’s:

  1. Asymmetry
  2. Border irregularity
  3. Color variation
  4. Diameter enlargement
  5. Evolution

These five criteria can help predict high-risk lesions, but you’ll need your dermatologist’s expertise to get the proper diagnosis and care. 

Are you worried about or have you recently been diagnosed with melanoma? Book an appointment at Dermatology Consultants of Frisco today and one of our specialized dermatologists will help devise an appropriate treatment plan for you.

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