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Melanoma skin cancer initially develops on the skin; however, this type of skin cancer can spread to other organs of the body and can become life threatening. Melanoma, more specifically, develops from abnormal moles. This medical condition can occur in either previously existing moles or with the appearance of new moles forming on the skin.

If you spend a lot of time in the sun, are pale skinned, have freckles or light hair, you run a higher risk of developing melanoma skin cancer. With that in mind, it is important to recognize the signs of melanoma. The earlier this type of skin cancer is diagnosed, the more likely it is that treatment or surgery will be successful. Dr. Kayal of Kayal Dermatology is an accomplished Mohs certified surgeon. If you live in the Atlanta area and suspect you have melanoma, contact us to arrange an appointment.

Causes and Warning Signs of Melanoma?

Melanoma cancer is usually likely linked to prolonged exposure to UV light. However, some people have a predisposition to developing melanoma. Those who have light skin, freckles or moles develop melanoma cancer at a higher rate. People who have a family history of melanoma are also more likely to develop this type of cancer, which means there is a hereditary factor, too. You should always have new moles checked as a matter of urgency. Recognizing the symptoms of melanoma could save your life. The following symptoms in a mole require immediate investigation:

  • The mole has grown or changed shape
  • The color of the mole has changed – darkening in certain areas or becoming multicolored
  • One or both halves of the mole change in such a way that symmetry is lost
  • Pain, itching, or inflammation
  • The mole begins bleeding or becomes crusty

Treatment is most effective when melanoma is detected early. Dr. Kayal and the team at Kayal Dermatology understand your fears and concerns. We will provide you with all the information and care that you need. Contact our office today to find out what we can offer you in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm