Melanoma skin cancer (as opposed to non-melanoma skin cancer) is less common, but more serious than other types of skin cancer. Early detection is key to successfully treating melanoma skin cancers. Turley Hansen represents a number of 9/11 responders and survivors with melanoma skin cancer.
Melanoma cancer is sometimes called malignant melanoma and cutaneous melanoma. Most melanoma tumors are brown or black, but some melanomas can appear pink, tan, or even white. Melanomas can develop anywhere on the skin, but they are more likely to start on the chest and back in men and on the legs in women. The neck and face are other common sites. Melanoma cancer can also appear in the eye.
Based on the stage of the cancer, treatment options may include:
- Immunotherapy, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs)
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Melanoma vaccines
- Read inspiring stories from melanoma cancer survivors here.
- Learn more about melanoma skin cancer here.
Should you have questions about medical care or an award for melanoma skin cancer from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, please call us at 1-855-982-4636.