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5 Facts you should know about

Cutaneous Melanoma

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1

Cutaneous melanoma is responsible

for the vast majority of skin cancer-related deaths in the United States.

2

The worldwide incidence of cutaneous melanoma

has been increasing annually at a more rapid rate compared to any other type of cancer.

3

Known risk factors include

genetic defects, environmental exposures, and a combination of both.

4

Inherited phenotypic traits associated with melanoma include

fair skin, light hair, red hair, freckles, and light eye color.

5

Excisional biopsy of the entire specimen

with narrow margins is the most effective way to facilitate proper diagnosis and treatment planning.

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