To schedule an appointment with the Lifespan Cancer Institute, please call 1-844-222-2881.
About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States; melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than 75,000 cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States each year.
Patients are advised to schedule skin examination screenings once a year. During this examination, our specialists evaluate each patient for signs of melanoma. If recognized in the early stages, melanoma most often can be treated quickly and successfully.
Common Symptoms of Melanoma
Change in the size, shape, or color of a mole
Oozing or bleeding from a mole
A mole that looks different from your other moles or feels itchy, hard, lumpy, swollen, or tender to the touch
Research and Clinical Trials
Several clinical trials for melanoma are currently open.