Residents of West Palm Beach, Florida, who require surgery for melanoma can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center. As the only Florida-based Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, Moffitt offers the latest surgical advances for melanoma, as well as tailored treatment plans and compassionate supportive care from a multispecialty team of experienced medical professionals.
Treatment of melanoma most often begins with surgery to remove a malignant lesion. The large majority of patients who are diagnosed with early-stage melanoma undergo wide excision surgery, which entails the removal of a melanoma lesion and a minimal amount of the surrounding healthy tissue. In more advanced cases, additional procedures may be necessary, such as:
- Lymph node dissection – The surgical removal of lymph nodes that display signs of cancerous activity
- Amputation – A rarely performed surgical procedure to remove a finger or toe that is severely affected by melanoma
In the event that a patient’s melanoma has spread to other parts of his or her body, additional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be recommended to destroy metastasized cancer cells. Each patient at Moffitt is given an individualized treatment plan that addresses his or her specific type of melanoma, along with comprehensive support from a multispecialty treatment team. We encourage our patients to ask questions and communicate any concerns or health care preferences throughout the treatment process.
Individuals who travel from West Palm Beach, FL, to receive melanoma surgery at Moffitt can take advantage of discounted rates at our partner hotels. These hotels comply with our strict standards for cleanliness and hospitality, and are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our patients following melanoma surgery.
If you live in West Palm Beach, FL, and would like to speak with a Moffitt physician about melanoma surgery, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out a new patient registration form online. Referrals are not necessary to consult with the experts at Moffitt.