How should I cleanse my skin if I have melanoma?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. The good news is that it is very curable when caught early. If you are concerned that you or someone you love has symptoms of melanoma, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment right away.

Your dermatologist will be able to come up with skin cleansing recommendations to go along with your treatment plan.

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