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, hair and nails, 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 non-melanoma 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.

Related specialties

The University of Kansas Health System offers advanced care for conditions that include cancer, head and neck cancer, and serious burns.