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At Loyola's Melanoma Clinic, multidisciplinary teams of health professionals have access to the latest techniques in cancer therapy, research and support. They actively work to meet the medical and emotional needs of patients newly diagnosed with melanoma, and requiring care.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Unlike other types of skin cancer, which include basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma has a strong tendency to metastasize, or spread, to other locations in the body, such as the lymph nodes, bones, lungs and brain. However, when detected in its earliest stages and treated properly, melanoma is highly curable. For early, thin malignant melanoma localized to the skin, the five-year relative survival rate is 96 percent. About 81 percent of melanomas are diagnosed at a local stage.
For an appointment or for more information about Melanoma Clinic, call (888) LUHS-888 (888-584-7888).