Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Melanomas?

William James, MD


June 28, 2017

Malignant melanoma is a neoplasm of melanocytes or a neoplasm of the cells that develop from melanocytes. Melanocytes are derived from the neural crest; consequently, although they usually occur on the skin, melanomas can arise in other locations where neural crest cells migrate, such as the GI tract and brain. Although it was once considered uncommon, the annual incidence has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Surgery is the definitive treatment for early-stage melanoma, with medical management generally reserved for treatment of advanced melanoma.

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