Melanoma

Introduction

Introduction

The PET-CT if of great diagnostic importance when a melanoma tumor is metabolically active

Melanoma is a tumor whose origin is in the melanocytes of the skin and it the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Its incidence is less than other skin tumors such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, but it has shown a steady growth in recent decades.

Melanoma may also occur in the eye or in the mucous membranes of the body.  These locations are rarer and require different diagnostic techniques and treatment.

At iTAcC a multidisciplinary team of dermatologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, pathologists, geneticists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work together in order to obtain a diagnosis and provide treatment of melanoma in a personalized way.