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Melanoma . . .

Melanoma is a skin cancer derived from the pigment producing cells. It's incidence has been rising for several years and continues to do so. There are many varieties of melanoma, some riskier than others. Consequently, a thorough analysis is necessary on a PERSONAL basis, including assessment of risk factors such as sun exposure, tanning booths use, family history and others.

The most important initial step for the treatment of melanoma is SURGERY, the extent of which depends on the individual clinical presentation. Dr. Shafir performs all types of surgery for melanoma in addition to-when necessary- comprehensive treatment planning after surgery, depending on the personal risk factors and needs of each patient.