melanoma
MELANOMA
Melanoma is a skin neoplasm that originates from malignant transformation of melanocytes.
It commonly occurs in the extremities of women and on trunk or head and neck in men.
Metastases are via lymphatic and hematogenous routes.

Patient Education

  • Patients should be instructed on the following:
    • Sunburn avoidance
    • Prolonged, unprotected, sun or artificial UV exposure
    • Lifelong, regular, skin and LN self-examinations
      • Patients should be educated on monthly self-examinations for detection and recognition of LN enlargement
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