Malignant melanoma is a serious and aggressive skin cancer, with a potential for metastasis (spread) and even death. Melanoma is unfortunately quite common. Because melanoma is potentially curable with surgery in its early stages, if you have developed a new or changing skin lesion, please call us to get it checked at 615-212-3012. Both Dr. Amy Valet and Dr. Casey Shaba are experts at diagnosing all types of skin cancers with a simple procedure called a skin biopsy.