Do You Have Questions About Melanoma?

AIM at Melanoma knows that a melanoma diagnosis can be confusing, but you don’t have to handle it alone. That’s why our team includes a specialized physician assistant to help you navigate through the entire spectrum of care. Our melanoma medical expert can provide accurate answers to a wide range of melanoma questions on a confidential basis.

We can help you with:

  • General questions about melanoma prevention, symptoms, and screening, such as “What should I do to prevent melanoma? What are the symptoms of melanoma? I have a family history of melanoma, should I get genetic testing?”
  • Questions related to a melanoma diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and survivorship, such as, “What does my diagnosis mean? What are the stages of melanoma? What are my treatment options? Could I be eligible for a clinical trial?”
  • Questions about side effects you might experience during melanoma treatment and questions about will happen during and after treatment.

Please note that AIM at Melanoma cannot give medical advice or diagnose medical problems as described in our terms of use policy, which is available here:

Our Hours

Our online form is available at any time, and you can expect answers within 48 business hours.

Who Will I Be Talking To?

Melissa Wilson, PA-C, MPAS, possesses an extensive background in supporting melanoma patients and their families. She remains abreast of the latest advancements in melanoma treatment and research. As a visionary in her field, Melissa has been a key contributor to the field of melanoma care, holding the role of NCCPA-certified senior physician assistant since 2005. She has collaborated closely with renowned melanoma expert Dr. John Kirkwood at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Institute, within the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine. Together, they have spearheaded treatment and research efforts that have set a benchmark for cancer care nationwide. Melissa currently leads as the principal physician assistant within the Melanoma Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Melissa has a passion for education and collaboration, working with a multidisciplinary team to enhance patient education. She serves as an adjunct faculty member and clinical preceptor at Chatham University, where she also lectures on melanoma care within their cancer care module since 2013

What Can You Help Me With?

When you contact us, our physician assistant can:

  • Help you understand your condition 
  • Help you understand your pathology report or test results 
  • Explain your treatment options
  • Offer suggestions on diet, exercise, or managing side-effects
  • Help you understand what your symptoms mean and if you should call your doctor
Can You Give Me a Diagnosis or Prognosis?

We can answer your questions about symptoms but cannot confirm a diagnosis or give you a prognosis.

What If I Am Looking for Melanoma Resources in My Community?

AIM has compiled a list of helpful melanoma resources and support groups you can find HERE.

Is There a Cost?

No. AIM’s services are 100% free and 100% confidential.

Please send a message through the form below or call this toll free number (877-246-2635) and leave a message. AIM’s physician assistant will call or email you back (your preference) within 48 business hours.

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