Medline: 3921200

CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 35(3): 130-151, 1985.

Early detection of malignant melanoma: the role of physician examination and self-examination of the skin.

Friedman RJ, Rigel DS, Kopf AW

Abstract:

The combination of routine physician examination of the skin coupled with self-examination provides a realistic opportunity for the identification of early malignant melanomas. Removal of such thin lesions can significantly reduce the mortality rate from this potentially serious form of cutaneous cancer.


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