The Pathology of Melanoma

Clay J. Cockerell

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Abstract

Although melanoma represents only 10% of all skin cancer diagnoses, it accounts for at least 65% of all skin cancer-related deaths. The number of new cutaneous melanoma cases projected during 2010 was 68,000-a 23% increase from the 2004 prediction of 55,100 cases. In 2015, the lifetime risk of developing melanoma is estimated to increase to 1 in 50. As the incidence of melanoma continues to rise, now more than ever, clinicians and histopathologists must have familiarity with the various clinical and pathologic features of cutaneous melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-468
Number of pages24
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Cutaneous melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Pathology
  • Skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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