Melanoma team

Our team specializes in treating melanoma, a type of skin cancer in which cancer cells are found in the melanocytes, the cells that produce color (pigment) in the skin. Melanoma may also be called cutaneous melanoma or malignant melanoma. Melanoma is the rarest, but most virulent, form of skin cancer.

Melanoma is a more serious type of cancer than the more common basal cell cancer or squamous cell cancer. Other types of skin cancer include merkel cell cancer, cutaneous cell carcinoma and Kaposi's sarcoma. 

Proper sun protection can help prevent skin cancer. Wear clothing that covers the body and apply sunscreen during outdoor activities such as playing sports or spending time at the pool. Learn more about preventing melanoma and sarcoma.

Skin cancer care at the UK Markey Cancer Center

Clinical trials 
Genetic counseling 

Patient appointments

  Request an appointment online or call 859-257-4488 or toll free 866-340-4488.

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