What are Lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ?
Lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ are the earliest stage of a skin cancer called melanoma. Cancerous cells are present on the topmost layer of the skin called the epidermis and has not spread deeper down or to other parts of the body yet. They present as a changing brown, pink or skin coloured patch, changing freckle, changing mole or a new change on an area of skin which was previously normal. It is important that both are diagnosed correctly and treated as if left untreated they can develop into an invasive melanoma (invasive cancer) which can potentially shorten one’s life expectancy. Most people with these conditions are anxious due to concerns of skin cancer and the implications the diagnosis may have on their lives. However, it is important to note that once removed, it is extremely rare for lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ to recur.
How can Dr Sewell treat Lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ?
As a skin cancer specialist, Dr Sewell has years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ and will create the best management plan for you.
Lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ appointments in Surrey
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers appointments for the treatment of Lentigo maligna and melanoma in situ. Appointments are available at Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Ashtead, Oxted, Dormansland, Horsham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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