Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, and early detection and complete removal are the keys to a successful outcome.
Melanoma can appear as an “ugly duckling” spot that doesn’t resemble any other on the skin, or can be suspicious based on the ABCDEs: Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter, Evolution.
Family history is important, and first-degree relatives of those diagnosed with melanoma should be screened routinely.
Dr. Sherber looks for subtle abnormalities in pigment network in order to diagnose these skin cancers, and examines them with dermoscopy.
Dr. Sherber ensures that her patients have a comprehensive treatment plan and thorough follow-up in the years following diagnosis.
Depending on the depth and size of the melanoma, Dr. Sherber may involve a Mohs surgeon, plastic surgeon, or oncologist as needed. She has a team of top experts who prioritize the care of her patients to ensure that treatment is prompt and complete.
Following a melanoma diagnosis, Dr. Sherber suggests total body photographs to give a baseline set of images against which future skin exams can be compared.
Following a diagnosis of skin cancer, ongoing broad spectrum sun protection and regular total body skin examinations are critically important.