If you think you have melanoma in Brooklyn, it is important to have your skin checked by an experienced dermatologist. Melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer that is out there and if you allow it grow without treatment, it can spread to other areas of the body and lead to death. While it does sound scary, melanoma can be treated and is highly successfully treated when it is detected early on.

The best way to look for melanoma is to learn the warning signs, which can be obtained by Dr. Kleydman. She will explain them to you and help you understand what you need to look for. You should identify any areas that look concerning to you. And finally, you should visit Kleydman Dermatology to address any skin issues and talk about treatment should melanoma exist.

Since melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer out there, it is vital that you know the symptoms and you do something about it the moment you realize you may have a problem spot. First and foremost, the symptoms of melanoma include:

  • Band of dark skin around a toenail or fingernail
  • Changes to an existing mole on your body
  • Patch of thick skin that grows and almost looks like a scar
  • A spot that looks to change from an age spot to a freckle
  • Patches or spots on your skin that have never been there before

It is important that if you identify any mole as looking like it might be melanoma, you need to make an appointment with our office right away to have it checked. Dr. Kleydman is here to help you and provide you with the information you need about your skin and melanoma skin cancer. Call us today.

Who Can Develop Melanoma?

It is important to understand that anyone can get melanoma and it is not just based on sun exposure; however, this can play a major role in how quickly you develop it. Melanoma does not preference a specific skin type and any race can develop the disease.

While anyone can develop it, it is more common in young adults who use the tanning bed, as too much ultraviolet light is absorbed into the body. In addition, if you do not tan, but you have been burned five or more times by the sun that resulted in a blistering burn, you are more likely to develop the condition.
Scientists have also revealed that patients may inherit genes that make them more likely to develop melanoma at some point in time.

Treatment for Melanoma in Brooklyn

When you come into Kleydman Dermatology to receive treatment for skin cancer, we will evaluate your needs and then determine the best method to use. You may need to receive chemotherapy sessions or you may be a good candidate for the Mohs Micrographic Surgery procedure.

Dr. Kleydman will counsel you and let you know what she thinks will work best in your situation and whether she thinks the cancer has had a chance to spread.


Schedule Your Appointment

If you would like to discuss treatment for Melanoma in Brooklyn, call Kleydman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist.