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Best Doctors for Melanoma Treatment in Hyderabad

Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that usually develops on the parts of the body that are exposed to sunlight. Melanoma develops in the cells that give color to the skin. Uncontrolled growth of these pigment cells results in the formation of growths on the skin that are asymmetrical in shape with an irregular border. Melanomas also have uneven color distribution, and large diameter, and are seen to be changing in size and shape over time. Having fair skin, high exposure to UV rays, and a family history of the condition are known risk factors for developing this skin cancer. It is important to consult a dermatologist when abnormal moles or a change in existing moles on the body is noticed. 

502 Doctors for Melanoma Treatment found

Dr. Ch.Shyny Reddy - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Ch.Shyny Reddy

MBBS, MD, DM (Medical Oncology)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Mohammed Mujtaba Ali - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Mohammed Mujtaba Ali

MBBS, MS, DNB MCh (Surg Onco), DNB (Surg Onco)

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. Nirni S.S. - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Nirni S.S.

MBBS, MD, DM (Medical Oncology)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra

MBBS, MD, DM (Med Onco)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Muddusetty Muralidhar - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Muddusetty Muralidhar

MBBS, MS, DNB (Surg Onco), MRCS

Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. U Azadh Chandrashekar - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. U Azadh Chandrashekar

MBBS, MS, MCh (Surgical Oncology)

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. Md. Nadeem Ahmed - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Md. Nadeem Ahmed

MBBS, MD, DM (Medical Oncology)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Gundu Naresh - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Gundu Naresh

MBBS, DNB, DM (Med Onco)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Kaushal Gulab Vira - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Kaushal Gulab Vira

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Oncology)

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. Venkateswara Kumar - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Venkateswara Kumar

MBBS, MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology), FMAS, FIAGES

Surgical Oncologist

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Special interests :

  • HIPEC Surgery
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgery
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Dr. Syed Murtaza Ahmed - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Syed Murtaza Ahmed

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical oncology)

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. Deepak Koppaka - Medical Oncologist

Dr. Deepak Koppaka

MBBS, MD (RT), DM (Medical Onco)

Medical Oncologist

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Dr. Naren Bollineni - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Naren Bollineni

MBBS, MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)

Surgical Oncologist

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Dr. Indira - Dermatologist

Dr. Indira

MBBS, MD ( DVL)

Dermatologist

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Dr. Ch. Mohana Vamsy - Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Ch. Mohana Vamsy

MBBS, MS, DNB, MCh (Surg Onco), FRCS

Diploma in Lap Surgery

Surgical Oncologist

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What are the stages of Melanoma?

A simplified staging of melanoma, according to Melanoma Specialists, is as follows:

  • Stage 0 (Melanoma in situ): The melanoma is limited to the outermost layer of the skin and has not invaded deeper layers.
  • Stage I: The tumour is still localized to the skin but has invaded beyond the outermost layer. It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or distant organs.
  • Stage II: The tumour is thicker than 2.0 mm but still localized to the skin. It has not spread to nearby lymph nodes or distant organs. Ulceration may or may not be present in this stage.
  • Stage III: The melanoma has spread to nearby lymph nodes but has not reached distant organs.
  • Stage IV: The melanoma has spread to distant organs or other body parts.

How fast can Melanoma spread?

The speed at which melanoma spreads can vary from person to person and depends on various factors, and these include:

  • Thickness and depth of the tumor
  • Stage of Melanoma
  • Ulceration - is associated with a higher risk of metastasis
  • Immune system status
  • Male gender
  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment

What are the symptoms of late-stage Melanoma?

Late-stage Melanoma symptoms may include: 

  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Pain, discomfort and itching in the affected region as the melanoma progresses
  • Respiratory symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, or coughing up blood
  • Bone pain or fractures if the melanoma spreads to the bones
  • Weight loss and persistent tiredness and fatigue

Frequently asked questions

The doctors for melanoma treatment are dermatologists or skin specialists. Dermatologists receive training in diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide range of diseases and medical conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails, including melanoma which is primarily a type of skin cancer that develops from the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour.

The cost of melanoma treatment depends on several factors, including the type and extent of the melanoma, the stage of the condition, individual health parameters, etc. Melanoma treatment costs could include the cost of surgery, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of one or more of these.

Melanoma specialists say that for early melanoma, the best treatment is surgical excision of the cancerous lesion and some healthy tissue around it. For early-stage melanoma that has not spread beyond the upper layers of the skin, surgical excision is all that is generally needed, in addition to a regular follow-up to ensure that the cancer has not returned.

The latest developments and newest melanoma treatments that are being employed include immunotherapy such as TIL therapy, Ipilimumab therapy, Vemurafenib, Dabrafenib targeted therapies, combination therapies of immunotherapy and targeted therapies, adoptive cell therapies that modify the patient T cells to fight cancer, oncolytic virus therapy using genetically modified viruses to target and kill the cancer cells, etc.

Skedoc can help you schedule an appointment with the best doctors for melanoma treatment. You can visit www.skedoc.com and use the Skedoc mobile application to easily search for medical specialists treating melanoma and other skin conditions. Once you have identified the specialist you want an appointment with, you can directly book an appointment or take the assistance of the 24/7 Skedoc helpline to confirm your appointment.

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