Spotting Melanoma Early with Dermatologist Expertise

At Dermatology Solutions, we provide professional diagnosis and treatment for melanoma in Cape Coral and throughout Southwest Florida. Identifying melanoma early and seeking timely evaluation from a dermatologist are critical steps in combating this potentially deadly form of skin cancer.  Our dermatologists are trained specialists skilled in recognizing the subtle signs of melanoma during routine skin examinations. These signs often include changes in moles or skin lesions, such as asymmetry, irregular borders, multiple colors, and evolving size. Early detection not only improves the chances of effective treatment but also reduces the need for more invasive interventions and enhances overall prognosis. At Dermatology Solutions, we understand that melanoma can be scary! Our team of dedicated and well-educated dermatologists will provide you with the very best care and give you the attention and compassion you deserve.

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How can I reduce my risk of developing melanoma?

You can reduce your risk of melanoma by practicing sun-safe practices and being mindful of individual risk factors.  Limiting exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources like tanning beds is crucial. This includes seeking shade during peak sun hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., wearing protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and long-sleeved shirts, and applying broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF regularly. Additionally, avoiding sunburns and practicing self-examination of the skin for any changes, such as new moles or alterations in existing ones, can aid in early detection. Individuals with a family history of melanoma or other risk factors should discuss personalized prevention strategies with healthcare professionals. Overall, a proactive approach to sun protection and skin monitoring plays a key role in reducing the risk of melanoma.

Signs & Symptoms of Melanoma


Changes in Moles:

This can include changes in the size, shape or texture of your existing moles, moles that develop irregular borders, or change in color – especially if they darken.


New Moles or Growths:

Pay attention to the appearance of new moles or growths on your skin, especially if they look different from your other moles.


Pain or Itching:

Some melanomas may cause discomfort, pain, or itching in the affected area.


Bleeding or Oozing:

Melanomas can sometimes bleed or ooze fluid if they get irritated or injured.



Advanced melanomas may develop ulcers or sores that don’t heal.


Spread to Nearby Lymph Nodes:

In later stages, melanoma may spread to nearby lymph nodes, causing swelling or lumps in the affected area.

Did you know…

Melanoma is the most common and most aggressive forms of skin cancer?

Risk Factors of Melanoma

If melanoma is detected and treated in its early stages, it is usually curable. However, if left untreated, it can rapidly spread throughout the body, making it more difficult to treat and potentially fatal. While UV exposure is a well-known risk factor for melanoma, other factors like family history, severe sunburns, atypical moles, a weak immune system, and sensitive skin also contribute. Understanding these risk factors emphasizes the importance of proactive measures such as regular skin examinations and sun protection practices to reduce the chances of melanoma development and ensure early intervention when needed.

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Treatment Options for Melanoma

Melanoma treatment depends on various factors, including the location, thickness, and progression of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age, health, medical history, and personal preferences. To assess the extent of the cancer, a biopsy is commonly performed. Treatment options for melanoma vary according to the cancer stage and may involve surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or radiation therapy. Remember, prevention is as crucial as detection. Safeguard your skin from harmful UV radiation by diligently applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and minimizing sun exposure, especially during peak sunlight hours.

Offering Compassion &

Trust for Life

Offering Compassion &

Trust for Life


Our staff consists of highly trained, Board Certified and Experienced Doctors, Nurses and Physician Assistants. Our clinical staff are experts in Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment



We are committed to providing you with exceptional care for all of your individual needs and unique skin type.



To treat our patients with the best possible care, we design our practice for hospitality and functionality.  We are on Metro Pkwy between Daniels & Six Mile Cypress near Gulf Coast Hospital. 



Although we live and work in paradise, the year round sunshine can increase your risk of skin cancer. We pride ourselves in educating, supporting and assisting the communities we operate within.


Let Us Find Your Solution to Your Skin Concerns

Our doctors & clinical staff are experts in the caring for the largest organ of the body. We provide services to children, teens, young adults and seniors allowing us to be a lifetime partner in your skin health. Our team can help you take care of your skin and help you find the treatment method that’s best for you!

Dermatology Solutions Proudly Offers Services to the Communities in

Fort Myers – Cape Coral – North Fort Myers – Lehigh Acres – South Fort Myers – Estero – Bonita Springs – Sanibel Island – North Naples – Naples – and All Surrounding Areas