Dermatologist in Denver, CO
Cherry Creek Dermatology
3773 Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 388-5629
(303) 321-7586 fax
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By Cherry Creek Dermatology
July 07, 2016
Category: Skin Health
Tags: Melanoma  

If you’ve just been told you have melanoma you may be wondering, “What now?”

It can be scary when you hear the word melanoma. But remember that you are not alone. This is one of the most common forms of cancer in the US. So take a deep breath and turn to our Denver dermatologist Dr. James Maloney III for the melanoma treatment you Melanomaneed to get on the road to recovery.

Additional Testing

After your initial diagnosis, our Denver skin doctor Dr. Maloney will need to find out a bit more about your condition. Therefore, additional testing will be in order so we can provide a better treatment plan for you. Common tests include:

  • Blood work
  • Bone scan
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • PET scan
  • Lymph node biopsy

Stages of Melanoma

There are seven different stages of melanoma. Why is it important to know your melanoma stage? Knowing your stage will help us develop the proper treatments needed to eliminate the cancer and also reduce your symptoms. Know and understand what your stage means so that you can be an active part of your treatment process.

Treatment Options

Here are some of the most common treatments to consider. The treatment you receive will depend on your stage of cancer:

  • Chemotherapy: This treatment will inject medication into the body to stop the growth and production of melanoma cells. This treatment is often used in conjunction with other melanoma treatments.
  • Immunotherapy: This treatment boosts the immune system to help fight and eliminate melanoma cells in the body.
  • Radiation Therapy: These high-energy particles are used to kill off cancer cells.
  • Surgery: This is commonly used to treat early stages of melanoma. Surgeries include simple excision and Mohs surgery.
  • Adjuvant Therapy: This is the use of either chemotherapy or radiation therapy along with surgery.

If you currently have or have had melanoma in the past it’s important that you continue to see your dermatologist in Denver, CO for the care you need to become cancer-free. Trust your health to Cherry Creek Dermatology.

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