Melanoma is also known as Malignant Melanoma, is a type of skin cancer. Melanoma is more dangerous because of its ability to spread to other organs more rapidly if it is not treated at an early stage. Melanomas can develop anywhere on the skin, but they are more likely to start on the trunk (chest and back) in men and on the legs in women. The neck and face are other common sites.
Melanoma can also occur in the eyes and other parts of the body, including the intestines. And it is relatively rare in people with darker skin.
Signs and symptoms of Malignant Melanoma may include
- A new spot on the skin or a spot that is changing in size, shape, or color.
- Pigment, redness or swelling that spreads outside the border of a spot to the surrounding skin.
- A skin sore that fails to heal.
- A spot or sore that starts to bleed.
Preparing For Your Malignant Melanoma Surgery
Before your Malignant Melanoma surgery do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before surgery. Understand exactly what surgery is planned, along with the risks, benefits, and other options and follow each steps clearly. If you have some confusion before surgery please clear everything with doctor.
Post Operative Activities
- After surgery most of people recover in a week or two.
- Keep the wound clean to prevent it from becoming infected.
- Over a few weeks, this area will heal and the redness will fade.