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Superficial Spreading Melanoma

Melanoma and Sarcoma Center

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Melanoma begins as a lesion or spot on your skin. Superficial spreading melanoma, which is localized within the tissue where it originated, is highly treatable. Early-stage melanomas usually require surgery to remove the cancer.

Overview

Our surgeons may remove some very thin affected areas while collecting cells for testing, or biopsy. In other cases, we may perform a second surgery to complete the removal. Melanoma can advance to other areas of the body, which can cause serious complications. In these instances, we will involve specialists who focus on these regions so that we give you comprehensive care.