You can follow the ABCDE rule when looking out for signs of melanoma:
Other signs to lookout for include sores that don’t heal, redness around a mole, or itchiness or pain surrounding a mole.
Common causes of melanoma include:
If detected early, melanoma can be treated before it quickly spreads to other parts of the body. Treatment for melanoma may be local (concentrated on a certain area), systemic (used throughout the entire body) or both. Surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation are common forms of treatment that are suggested, depending on the stage of melanoma. Meet with an oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to see how you can start treating your melanoma in Williamsport or Wellsboro.
From our two cancer centers in Williamsport and Wellsboro, UPMC provides customized treatment to individuals who have been diagnosed with melanoma.
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