Cutaneous malignant melanoma

Deborah L. Cummins, Jordan M. Cummins, Hardin Pantle, Michael A. Silverman, Aimee L. Leonard, Arjun S Chanmugam

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Abstract

Skin cancer has become the most common neoplasm in the United States. With early diagnosis and appropriate management, most skin cancers have an overall 5-year survival rate of 95%. Cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM), however, has a significantly higher morbidity and mortality, resulting in 65% of all skin cancer deaths. Although the long-term survival rate for patients with metastatic melanoma is only 5%, early detection of CMM carries an excellent prognosis, with surgical excision often being curative. Primary care physicians can play a critical role in reducing morbidity and mortality from CMM by recognizing patients at risk, encouraging the adoption of risk-reducing behaviors, and becoming adept at identifying suspicious lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-507
Number of pages8
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Skin Neoplasms
Survival Rate
Morbidity
Mortality
Primary Care Physicians
Early Diagnosis
Melanoma
Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
Neoplasms

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Cummins, D. L., Cummins, J. M., Pantle, H., Silverman, M. A., Leonard, A. L., & Chanmugam, A. S. (2006). Cutaneous malignant melanoma. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 81(4), 500-507. https://doi.org/10.4065/81.4.500

Cutaneous malignant melanoma. / Cummins, Deborah L.; Cummins, Jordan M.; Pantle, Hardin; Silverman, Michael A.; Leonard, Aimee L.; Chanmugam, Arjun S.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81, No. 4, 2006, p. 500-507.

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Cummins, DL, Cummins, JM, Pantle, H, Silverman, MA, Leonard, AL & Chanmugam, AS 2006, 'Cutaneous malignant melanoma', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 81, no. 4, pp. 500-507. https://doi.org/10.4065/81.4.500
Cummins DL, Cummins JM, Pantle H, Silverman MA, Leonard AL, Chanmugam AS. Cutaneous malignant melanoma. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2006;81(4):500-507. https://doi.org/10.4065/81.4.500
Cummins, Deborah L. ; Cummins, Jordan M. ; Pantle, Hardin ; Silverman, Michael A. ; Leonard, Aimee L. ; Chanmugam, Arjun S. / Cutaneous malignant melanoma. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2006 ; Vol. 81, No. 4. pp. 500-507.
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