Early detection of melanoma

  • Lee S. Albert
  • Arthur J. Sober
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 65)


Melanoma is curable when detected early, with 5-year survival ranging from 93% to 100% when Breslow thickness at the time of excision is less than 0.76mm [1]. Prognosis worsens with increasing thickness, though, and even with advances in melanoma awareness many melanomas are detected too late: 5-year mortality from localized melanoma (American Joint Committee on Cancer Stages I and II) ranges from 15% to 35% in different centers [1].


Cutaneous Melanoma Pigment Lesion Melanocytic Lesion Amelanotic Melanoma Dysplastic Nevus 
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