- Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and early detection and complete removal are the keys to a successful outcome.
- Melanoma can appear as an “ugly duckling” spot that doesn’t resemble any other on the skin, or can be suspicious based on the ABCDEs: Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter, Evolution.
- Family history is important, and first-degree relatives of those diagnosed with melanoma should be screened routinely.
- Dr. Sherber looks for subtle abnormalities in pigment network in order to diagnose these skin cancers, and examines them with dermoscopy.
- Dr. Sherber ensures that her patients have a comprehensive treatment plan and thorough follow-up in the years following diagnosis.
- Depending on the depth and size of the melanoma, Dr. Sherber may involve a Mohs surgeon, plastic surgeon, or oncologist as needed. She has a team of top experts who prioritize the care of her patients to ensure that treatment is prompt and complete.
- Following a melanoma diagnosis, Dr. Sherber suggests total body photographs to give a baseline set of images against which future skin exams can be compared.
- Following a diagnosis of skin cancer, ongoing broad spectrum sun protection and regular total body skin examinations are critically important.