Melanoma Early Detection Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

abstract

  • Recognizing early forms of melanoma may have significant impact on decreasing mortality from this malignancy. As a result, multiple efforts have focused on developing new and improving current early detection strategies. These include educating patients about the importance of performing skin self-examination, increasing rates of complete skin examinations by physicians in the context of routine care, initiating mass screening campaigns, creating specialized skin cancer clinics, and developing better diagnostic tools through advances in technology. In this article, the current state of these efforts is reviewed.

publication date

  • June 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hoc.2009.03.001

PubMed ID

  • 19464598

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 481

end page

  • 500, viii

volume

  • 23

number

  • 3