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5 Facts you should know about

Cutaneous melanoma

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Cutaneous melanoma is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer-related deaths in the United States

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The worldwide incidence of cutaneous melanoma has been increasing annually at a more rapid rate than any other type of cancer

3

Known risk factors include genetic defects, environmental exposures, and a combination of both

4

Inherited phenotypic traits associated with melanoma include fair skin, light hair, red hair, freckles, and light eye color

5

Excisional biopsy of the entire specimen with narrow margins is the most effective way to facilitate proper diagnosis and treatment planning

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