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 & LN self-examinations
      • Patients should be educated on monthly self-examinations for detection & recognition of LN enlargement
Editor's Recommendations
Most Read Articles
Stephen Padilla, 24 Jun 2019
Two independent, phase III studies (PERFECT 1 and 2) have shown the efficacy and safety of trifarotene 50-μg/g cream in the treatment of moderate acne on the face and trunk.