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Boca Raton : Dr. Andrew Styperek Located at 7050 W Palmetto Park Rd #38, Boca Raton, FL 33433, Phone: (561) 948-3376

Delray Beach : Dr. Andrew Styperek Located at 950 S.E. 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, Phone: (561) 500-7546

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Melanoma

The most lethal of all skin cancers is melanoma. Dr. Andrew encourages his South Florida patients to practice good sun protection, regular self-checks, and have professional cancer screening at least once a year. As with other forms of skin cancer, it can be treated with a very high cure rate if it is detected in the earliest stages. 

Melanoma is deadlier than other skin cancers because it can spread very quickly. Without treatment, it may affect other areas of the body, including organs and lymph nodes. A pro-active approach can save your life. 

  • Know the signs of melanoma

  • Check your skin regularly

  • Call Dr. Andrew immediately if you find a suspicious lesion

  • Schedule cancer screenings annually, or more frequently if you are high-risk

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS


The warning signs of melanoma include: 
 

  • An area that resembles a scar, which slowly increases in size

  • Dark skin around a fingernail or toenail

  • A dark streak under the nail

  • A dark spot, like a freckle, which changes shape or color

  • Changes in existing moles

  • New spot or growth on skin


Some people mistakenly believe that dark-skinned individuals cannot get skin cancer. Although the risk is higher for those with fair skin, everyone is susceptible to melanoma, regardless of skin tone or ethnicity.

SELF-CHECKS


When checking your skin, examine every inch of your body, using a mirror as needed. Even the scalp is susceptible to melanoma. Pay attention to any existing moles or marks on the skin, and make note of any changes in them the next time you check. An easy way to remember the warning signs is to think “ABCDE” 
 

  • Asymmetry (uneven shape)

  • Border (irregular edges)

  • Color (unusual or changing tones)

  • Diameter (larger than a pencil eraser)

  • Evolving (changes in appearance)

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Boca Raton

7050 W Palmetto Park Rd #38
Boca Raton, FL 33433 |
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950 S.E. 5th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33483 |
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