Melanoma Cancer FAQs
Melanoma is a common – and often curable – form of skin cancer. Nevertheless, many people have quite a few questions after receiving a diagnosis. While some people prefer to rely solely on their oncologists for information, others prefer to spend a bit of time learning about their condition and going over their options.
Frequently asked questions
If you’ve been diagnosed with melanoma and would like to learn more about your treatment options and prognosis, you’re encouraged to consult with an experienced oncologist who specializes in skin cancer. What’s true for one person might not be true for another, so it’s helpful to have individualized recommendations – especially when it comes to deciding on a treatment plan. However, the following general information can help you learn more about your diagnosis:
- Are melanoma symptoms different at each stage?
- What does malignant melanoma look like?
- Five facts you need to know about melanoma
- What is metastatic melanoma?
- Where does melanoma spread to?
- What are the symptoms of melanoma that has spread?
- What is nodular melanoma?
Melanoma diagnosis and treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt Cancer Center’s Cutaneous Oncology Program welcomes patients with all types and stages of skin cancer, as well as those who have suspicious growths that require a diagnosis. We can help you explore all of your options and make the decisions that are most appropriate for your unique situation. We can also provide you with compassionate supportive care at every step of the way.