A melanoma is a tumor produced by the malignant transformation of melanocytes and is most commonly cutaneous. Although melanoma accounts for a very small percentage of all skin cancers, it is responsible for the most skin cancer-related deaths. The worldwide incidence has steadily increased over the past five decades, with annual rates rapidly rising among many fair-skinned populations that predominate regions like North America, Northern Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Prompt recognition of melanoma in patients is essential to survival. Do you know key aspects of melanoma, as well as best practices and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
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Cite this: William James. Fast Five Quiz: Malignant Melanoma - Medscape - Aug 21, 2020.