Although the lesion appeared tiny. It was in fact stage 4 melanoma.

Serenity Smile Designs our Egg Harbor Township Dental Office is a complete health dental office and we are concerned with far more that just your teeth. During our routine head and neck exam Dr. Erik noticed that Lenny had a small lesion on his head that according to him had been there forever. Dr. Erik was concerned and asked him to go home and look at some of his older photos to see if that was the case. Although skeptical he did in fact look and find that the lesion was not always there. As it turns out, he had stage 4 melanoma which required immediate surgery. 

 

 

 

 

 

The lesion was so small it looked as if it had always been there.

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or “ugly looking.” Early detection is crucial with this type of cancer.