Pediatric malignant melanoma: An update on epidemiology, detection, and prevention

Erin E. Ducharme, Nanette B. Silverberg

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Abstract

Since the mid-21st century, the incidence of melanoma has climbed faster than any other type of malignancy. To curb this trend, it is critical to identify children with factors that increase susceptibility to developing pediatric malignant melanoma (MM). Risk reduct ion is a complex process that involves detecting the rudiments of melanocytic tumors at the precancer stage, altering attitudes toward sunlight and suntans, and protecting the skin from UV damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalCutis
Volume84
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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