Melanoma overview

You are at the center of everything we do at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Here, we surround you with a team of specialists who work together closely to provide expert, targeted care and compassionate support throughout your treatment and beyond.

We guide you every step of the way, combining our deep clinical expertise in melanoma with a commitment to meet your unique needs.

Why choose SCCA for melanoma treatment?

  • Melanoma-specialized surgeons
    Our skin cancer surgeon team includes experts in surgical oncology, reconstruction and head and neck surgery. This team specializes in the treatment of melanoma and you can feel confident knowing that the surgeon who cares for you is best-suited for your specific diagnosis.
  • A national leader in cancer care
    SCCA is the leading cancer treatment center in the region and among the top nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. 
  • NCI comprehensive cancer center
    We are a comprehensive cancer center, a designation from the National Cancer Institute that reflects our scientific leadership and the depth and breadth of our research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Dr. David Byrd discusses surgery for Melanoma


Our doctors are experts in the full spectrum of melanoma treatments, including surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. The Multidisciplinary Skin Oncology Clinic brings a team together to take care of you.


At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes physicians, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.

Clinical trials

To give you access to the most innovative therapies, SCCA unites the leading researchers and cancer specialists of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine so you can take part in melanoma clinical studies not available everywhere. 


There are many resources online for learning about your disease, as well as organizations that provide community and support for your cancer diagnosis. Health educators at the SCCA Patient and Family Resource Center have compiled a list of trusted sources to help you get started.

Screening and prevention

Learn how to examine your skin and which general skin cancer warning signs to look for.