Most melanomas can be cured if detected at an early stage. At Kew Dermatology, our dermatologists are committed towards the early detection of melanoma, keeping abreast of the latest clinical trials and research relating to melanoma.
We evaluate patients with no previous history of melanoma to perform preventative checks as well as manage patients who have a history of melanoma in the family, who have had melanomas removed or who have been diagnosed by their GP to have a lesion of concern.
Melanoma at an early stage generally requires surgical removal, which we usually perform in our well-equipped facility on site. In cases of advanced melanoma, we coordinate your surgery with the Victorian Melanoma Service or a plastic surgeon where necessary. The treatment options for advanced stages may include surgery to remove affected lymph nodes, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.