The best treatment is early detection. If we detect a lesion is suspicious for Melanoma, the next step is to perform a biopsy. This involves numbing the area and removing the entire lesion, or a portion, which can be examined under a microscope. This is a simple, quick in-office procedure. Treatment begins with the surgical removal of the Melanoma and some normal-looking skin around the growth. For deeper melanomas, which are likely to reach a blood vessel or lymphatic channel, further procedures and treatment plan will be advised.