Melanoma Removal

Melanoma removal is a surgery to remove cancer in skin tissue. The cancer is called melanoma .

  • Call Your Doctor

    After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occur:

    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
    • Pain that you can't control with the medications you've been given
    • A new lump or discoloration in your skin
    • A change such as color, bleeding, itching, or growth in an already-existing mole, either at the surgical site or in a new location
    • Any other new or concerning symptoms

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    Melanoma removal is a surgery to remove cancer in skin tissue. The cancer is called
    melanoma
    .

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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Procedure

    A melanoma removal is done to treat melanoma. For some it may be a cure for melanoma.

  • Possible Complications

    Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a melanoma removal, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Nerve damage
    • Scarring
    • Incomplete removal of all cancerous cells
    • Recurrence or spread of cancer

    Smoking
    may increase the risk of complications.