Melanoma can be a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. Early detection and aggressive treatment can improve the chances of survival dramatically. Dr. Fremling has been performing excision and reconstruction of melanoma combined with sentinel lymph node biopsy when indicated for over 20 years. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a technique of selective lymph node sampling to detect micrometastatic disease. Dr. Fremling generally follows the treatment recommendations for melanoma outlined by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. These guidelines along with useful general information regarding melanoma are available at: http://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/melanoma/index.html.