If you or a loved one is dealing with a diagnosis of melanoma, our multidisciplinary clinic- The Melanoma and Skin Center of Excellence has a comprehensive care team with some of the nation’s experts in melanoma at West Cancer Center & Research Institute to help you. We also want to provide you with resources and information to help you manage your melanoma diagnosis.
What is Melanoma?
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer that develops in the cells that produce melanin (the pigment that gives your skin color) Knowing the warning signs and seeking treatment early can provide successful results and help prevent spread to other parts of the body.
Ocular Melanoma (OM) or uveal melanoma is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. Melanoma of the eye is markedly different than skin melanoma with different behavior characteristics. There are approximately 2,000 cases of OM diagnosed in the United States every year. In partnership with UT Hamilton Eye Institute, the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence treats over 100 cases of OM each year, one of the highest numbers in the country.