Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Health Center

Select An Article

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Melanoma

Font Size

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with melanoma, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. How far has my melanoma spread? How did you determine that?
  2. Can you remove all of the cancer through surgery alone?
  3. If I need any treatments besides surgery, what do you recommend, and why?
  4. How successful have these treatments been in cases like mine?
  5. What side effects can I expect from my treatments? What steps can I take to manage them?
  6. How long will I need these treatments?
  7. Will my surgery leave a noticeable scar? Is there a way to minimize scarring?
  8. Am I at high risk for a return of melanoma? What should I do to prevent a recurrence?
  9. Am I at higher risk for other types of cancer?
  10. How often should I see you for follow-up? Are there any symptoms I should look for in between visits?

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman, MD on June 11, 2015
Next Article:

Today on WebMD

Malignant melanoma
About 40-50 percent of those who live to be 65 may get it. Here’s how to spot early.
Woman checking out tan lines
There’s a dark side to that strive for beauty. See them here.
sauteed cherry tomatoes
Fight cancer one plate at a time.
Lung cancer xray
See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
12 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Melanoma
precancerous lesions slideshow
Do You Know Your Melanoma ABCs
15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore
screening tests for men
Vitamin D
Is That Mole Skin Cancer
Brilliant sun rays