Despite accounting for only 1% of cases and being the third most common type of skin cancer, melanoma is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer–related deaths. Although it is most commonly cutaneous, melanomas can arise in other locations, such as the brain. Early detection of melanomas is critical, as the 5-year relative survival rate for patients with stage 0 melanoma is 97%, compared with about 10% for those with stage IV disease. Can you recognize melanomas? And do you know key practice essentials, including risk factors and best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: William James. Fast Five Quiz: Melanoma Practice Essentials - Medscape - Jul 08, 2022.