Full body exams vital in detection of melanoma

A new study published in the Archives of Dermatology found that most melanomas diagnosed were found as a result of a full body exam initiated by the doctor.   The study consisted of 126 patients attending a private dermatology practice in Florida.

“Overall, 56.3 percent (n=71) of the melanomas were detected by the examining dermatologist whilst doing a FBSE and were secondary to the presenting complaint.”

The authors of the study determined that “a greater number of the physician-detected melanomas were in situ and therefore at an earlier and more treatable stage.”

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Archives of Dermatology

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