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