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Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in melanocytes (cells that color the skin). Melanoma can occur anywhere on the skin. Unusual moles, exposure to sunlight, and health history can affect the risk of melanoma. Tests that examine the skin are used to detect (find) and diagnose melanoma. 

Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can occur in various locations in your body.  Sarcoma is the general term for a broad group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft (also called connective) tissues (soft tissue sarcoma). Treatments for sarcomas vary depending on sarcoma type, location and other factors. Expert surgeons at USF Health are passionate in their diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of both melanoma and sarcoma diseases.

Specific services provided include:

  • Wide local excision, lymph node dissection, surgery for advanced cancers
  • Limb-sparing surgery, laparoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery‚ÄÉ