Melanoma Phoenix

Melanoma Phoenix Let an expert remove your melanoma in Phoenix so you can start the process of healing. Dr. Jacobsen is highly skilled in the removal of melanoma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with melanoma, or have suspicious that you may be dealing with melanoma, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. J by calling 602-212-0100.

It’s only natural that a diagnosis of melanoma would cause you to experience apprehension and a certain level of fear. It is the mission of Dr. J and his staff to help their patients heal and return to a healthy lifestyle after expertly treating their melanoma in a safe and effective way. Dr. Jacobsen specializes in surgical incisions that are minimally visible, while his staff can offer a unique program to further diminish the appearance of any scar.

For effective identification of melanoma, physicians recommend that their patients learn the ABCDEs of melanoma recognition:

- Asymmetry. This means if you draw a line through the center of a mole or area on the skin, the two sides will not match. Asymmetry is indicative of melanoma and as such, should be seen by an expert as the very earliest time possible.

- Borders. It’s important to understand as well that benign moles have smooth and even borders. Melanomas on the other hand, have edges that appear to be scalloped or uneven.

- Color. Most often is the case that benign moles are of a single color. A mole with a variety of colors or a variety of shades of the same color is a warning sign that it may be cancerous.

- Diameter. Melanomas are almost always larger than the size of a pencil eraser, although through early detection, they can sometimes be smaller.

- Evolving. While benign moles retain their appearance over time, it can be alarming when a mole begins to evolve or change in appearance, and is an early indicator that it should be seen by a doctor. Note any changes including the appearance, elevation, color, texture or shape.

The medical community has adopted what it terms the ‘Ugly Ducking Concept’ that recognizes that very often melanoma differs from the appearance of a benign mole in several regards. While typical moles tend to look uniform in appearance, melanoma does not.

For professional melanoma removal in Phoenix, there is only one plastic surgeon qualified for expert removal and superior skill for minimizing scarring afterward. Once the cancer has been removed, Dr. Jacobsen will close the wound as perfectly as possible for maximum function and the least amount of evidence that you’ve had surgery. As well Dr. J will work with your oncologist for optimal recovery and care following surgery.

Call Dr. J today at 602-212-0100 or send an email to if you have any questions about melanoma. Phoenix specialist Dr. J awaits your call and looks forward to your initial consultation to discuss your options with you. Melanoma Phoenix
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2400 East Arizona ​Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Dr. William Jacobsen
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2400 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
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