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.
Melanoma removal is a surgery to remove cancer in skin tissue. The cancer is called
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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.
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:
- Nerve damage
- Incomplete removal of all cancerous cells
- Recurrence or spread of cancer
may increase the risk of complications.