There are so many questions to be answered about Large Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (NCM). What is a large nevus? What medical challenges are faced by those with NCM? What about self esteem... how can I deal with people who stare, point or worse? What kind of work is being done to find a cure or prevention for NCM? The list goes on and on.
Nevus Outreach, Inc. has provided these pages to help you find the answers you need. If you have questions that we don't address here, though, we want to hear from you. Please contact us and let us know how we can better serve the nevus community. Download our brochure here.
Large congenital melanocytic nevus... what does that even mean? We break down the individual terms to help you make sense of the medical jargon....(more)
Here are the answers to the questions we get asked the most about large congenital melanocytic nevi. It is our goal to provide you with the information you need about large/giant congenital melanocyti...(more)
One of the primary medical challenges presented to people with large nevi is lack of accurate information provided by many professionals. Because it is a relatively rare condition, most doctors have...(more)
Having a mole that covers a significant part of your body is no picnic. Most of the time visible large moles or birthmarks are both unusual and noticeable. They definitely look "different," and espe...(more)
This guide was designed to help you understand the terminology you may encounter with regard to large/giant congenital nevi (CMN) and neurocutaneous melanocytosis (NCM). It briefly defines in layman&r...(more)
Nevus Outreach, Inc. does not support any one particular treatment for large/giant congenital melanocytic nevus but it is our goal to provide all available information to those with a nevus and their families. We have created this page as a starting point for you to begin to gather information about the types of treatments that are available....(more)
There are several reasons that patients sometimes decide to undergo removal of a large nevus. Most of the time, the overriding reasons to remove a congenital pigmented nevus are first to reduce melano...(more)
One of the most important aspects of Nevus Outreach, Inc. is our ongoing effort to direct resources toward scientific research of large congenital melanocytic nevi. Our goal is to find a cure, and t...(more)
Nevus Outreach deals specifically with large congenital melanocytic nevi. Other types of Nevi are outside our range of expertise. However, we promote the idea of connecting people with any type of nevi. We have provided links to help you in your search for information....(more)
There are a number of other organizations that share aspects of what we do in common with us. Here is a list of them with links to their web sites. Because our main goal is to connect people with nevi...(more)