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Melanoma Treatments Abroad

Details of international hospitals and medical centers which treat Melanoma patients.

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Melanoma is treated at Anadolu

Listed dermatologists:

Dr. Mehmet Coşkun Acay MD

Electrosurgery
Criotherapy
Venerology
Dermatoscopic analysis of nevus
Cosmetology

Dr. Figen Akın MD

Criotherapy
Dermatoscopic analysis of nevus
Cosmetology
Botox Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Melanoma is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

4 listed dermatologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Özdemir

Dermatology Specialist

Dr. Mavişe Yüksel

Dermatology Specialist

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

The medical-surgical dermatology and STD department at Vithas Xanit International Hospital runs diagnosis and medical-surgical treatment on all cutaneous-mucous pathologies and sexually transmitted diseases as well as normal skin maintenance using the latest dermo-cosmetic treatment.

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Melanoma is treated at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

MITERA General, Maternity-Gynecology & Children’s Hospital

Mitera hospital is a specializes hospital for women and children, with comprehensive pediatric, gynecological and maternal healthcare services. It is affiliated with Harvard’s Mass General Hospital for Children and Yale Children’s Hospital.

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Melanoma is treated at Mitera Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

All skin problems are within our field. All the symptoms and changes on the skin fall within the domain of dermatologists.

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Melanoma is treated at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Melanoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Melanoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Melanoma is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Melanoma is treated at Hospital Médica Sur

108 Medical Chambers

108 Medical Chambers is a private clinic which is comprised of The London Breast Clinic, The London Skin Clinic, The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, The London Rectal Clinic, The London Thyroid Clinic and the 108 Xray and Imaging clinic.

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Melanoma is treated at 108 Medical Chambers

Listed dermatologists:

Dr. Laurence Lever

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr. Julia Scarisbrick, MBChB, FRCP, MD

Consultant Dermatologist

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About Melanoma Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is melanoma?

This is a type of cancer that originates from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes located in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas usually occur in the skin but in rare cases they may occur in the mouth, eyes and intestines. Melanomas may also develop from a mole. Most melanomas are brown or black although some are pink, skin-colored, red, blue, purple or white.


What causes melanoma?

Ultraviolet light (UV) exposure is the most common cause of melanoma. People with low levels of skin pigment are at high risk of developing melanoma when exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning devices. The genetic defect can also cause the skin cells to rapidly multiply forming malignant tumors.

Risk factors include:
  • Lots of freckles or moles
  • Red or blonde hair
  • A family history of melanoma
  • Pale skin that easily burns

Types of melanoma
  • Superficial spreading melanoma: This is the most common type of melanoma.
  • Nodular melanoma: This fast developing melanoma is common in middle-aged people. It can appear in areas not regularly exposed to the sun.
  • Lentigo maligna melanoma: It is most common in the elderly and people who spend most of their time outdoors. It mostly develops on the face and slowly over several years.
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma: This is a rare melanoma that appears on the soles of feet and on the palms of the hands. It is common in people with dark skin.

Diagnosis
  • If you notice any changes in your moles you should see a specialist.
  • A biopsy of the suspicious mole will be removed surgically and studied for cancer cells.
  • A sentinel node biopsy may also be done to check if the melanoma has spread to other body parts.

Treatment
  • The typical treatment of melanoma is removal by surgery. This is usually the case if it is diagnosed early.
  • If the diagnosis is late and the melanoma has spread, chemotherapy is usually used to slow cancer and manage symptoms.
  • Other treatments include biologic therapy, immunotherapy, or radiation therapy.

How can I prevent melanoma?
  • Avoid exposure to ultraviolet light and if exposure is unavoidable use sunscreen.
  • Check your freckles and moles regularly for any changes.

How to check for melanoma
    Knowing your skin is an important part of diagnosing melanoma especially by recognizing any changes in the moles or freckles on your body. You should look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma and if there are one or more, you should see your doctor.
  • Asymmetry: If you draw a line through the middle and the two sides are not the same it is asymmetrical and this is a warning sign.
  • Border: The borders of melanoma are uneven and the edges may be notched and scalloped.
  • Color: Melanomas have a variety of colors and different shades of black, brown or tan may appear. The melanoma may also become white, blue or red.
  • Diameter: Melanomas usually have a large diameter. However, they may be smaller when first detected.
  • Evolving: Melanomas change or evolve over time. Any changes in shape, size or color should be a warning sign. Any new symptoms such as itching, crusting or bleeding should be of concern.

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