• Clinical Diagnosis and Classification

    7 monthes ago - By The Clinics

    Early detection of melanoma is important in improving patient survival. The treatment of melanoma is multidisciplinary and begins by obtaining an accurate diagnosis. The mainstays of melanoma diagnosis include examination of the lesion and surrounding areas and an excisional biopsy so that a pathologic diagnosis can be obtained. The pathology results will help guide treatment recommendations, and some information can be used for prognosis. Further workup of the patient may include laboratory studies and imaging for staging and surveillance.
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