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Melanoma Surveillance Clinic — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • Melanoma of the skin (cutaneous melanoma) is the most serious form of skin cancer. It develops from melanocytes in the skin. Melanocytes produce melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Melanoma can arise in the nailbed, eye (ocular melanoma), mucous membranes of the anus and genitalia, nasal and sinus membranes, and very rarely in internal organs.
  • Moles

    Moles, also called nevomelanocytic nevi, are common skin growths. They are usually brown or pink in light-skinned people and dark brown or black in dark-skinned people. While most moles are harmless, they should be closely monitored: New growths or changes to existing moles can be signs of melanoma.
  • Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells.