Who's at risk for melanoma

Melanoma is the least common skin cancer, but is the most deadly of the three skin cancer types. In this video, you'll learn who's at risk for melanoma, what to look for to help detect this cancer and what you can do to prevent it.


We provide expert care to improve skin condition and appearance

Dermatology physicians and surgeons at The University of Kansas Health System diagnose and treat common, rare and complex conditions of the skin, including skin cancer. Other conditions include:

  • Acne 
  • Birthmarks 
  • Cysts
  • Dermatitis (eczema)
  • Moles and pigmented lesions
  • Psoriasis 
  • Rosacea 
  • Warts

Skin cancer care

Our dermatologists provide expert care and treatment for melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Advanced treatments include photodynamic therapy and Mohs micrographic surgery, which we use to treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas.

Our dermatologists

The health system's dermatology physicians are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Experts in their fields, they teach medical students and residents the latest advances in the treatment of skin conditions.

Why choose us

Nationally recognized: The University of Kansas Health System is one of only 50 nationally recognized lymphoma treatment facilities by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation. We are the only nationally recognized facility in Kansas. 

Innovative tests and treatments: We offer a complete range of advanced tests and treatments, including topical and ultraviolet therapies, total skin electron beam radiation therapy, extracorporeal photopheresis and systemic treatments like bone marrow transplant. 

Comprehensive care: We have the only melanoma program in Kansas that includes in-house dermatopathology, surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and a complete range of adjuvant and systemic treatments offered in an NCI-designated cancer treatment center. 

Transplant dermatology: For those who need dermatology care related to a transplant, The University of Kansas Health System offers a complete range of treatments – including extracorporeal photopheresis for graft versus host disease (GvHD), as well as treatments for transplant-associated squamous cell carcinoma. 

Psoriasis treatment: We offer comprehensive treatments for psoriasis, including narrow-band phototherapy and systemic biologic agents. Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to coordinate your treatment with other specialties, such as rheumatology and gastroenterology.

Contact us

To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online today. You can also call 913-588-1227 to schedule a consultation.