Also called “malignant melanoma,” this skin cancer, which originates from the pigment cells in the skin, is easily treated when it is caught early, but can be deadly when diagnosis and treatment have been delayed. If you have many moles or a family history of melanoma, these cancers can be caught early through regular skin checks by your dermatologist, as well as monthly self-examinations at home using the ABCDE criteria. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are experts in the management of melanoma, including surgical removal and wound reconstruction. We are currently the only center in Las Vegas offering same-day Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma utilizing MART-1 immunostains.
Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells, typically a malignant tumor associated with skin cancer.