Melanoma can cause a series of medical issues, but when caught early, can be completely curable. Our team of Board Certified Dermatologists are proud to offer treatments for melanoma to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.
What is Melanoma?
While only one percent of skin cancers are diagnosed as melanoma, this type of skin cancer is most commonly overlooked by patients. Melanoma can be diagnosed at four different stages. When melanoma is caught and treated within its early stages, it can cause little to no harm to the rest of the body. For this reason, we encourage all of our patients to keep track of their moles and come in for yearly full-body skin cancer screening and detections with one of our providers.
What does Melanoma Look Like?
Melanoma can be characterized in a variety of ways. We tell our patients to be on the lookout for the following when searching for skin irregularities and possible melanoma:
- Irregular mole shape or border
- Uneven coloring of a mole
- Moles larger than a quarter of an inch in diameter
- Moles that change in size, shape, or color
- Moles that itch or bleed regularly
Because melanoma is most often caused by exposure to the sun, we encourage our patients to check their arms, legs, midriffs, necks, scalps, and face thoroughly for any irregularities. We also highly recommend our patients wear a medical-grade SPF on a daily basis to ensure protection from harmful UV rays.
What Treatments are Available for Melanoma?
There are a several treatment options available for melanoma at Greenwich Point Dermatology, including:
- Biopsy of the suspected melanoma for testing
- Laser treatment
- Skin cancer surgery
To find out which treatment option is best for you, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution. We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.
How Much Do Treatments for Melanoma Cost?
The cost of treatments for melanoma at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan.
Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our Board Certified Dermatologists.