Early diagnosis of melanoma is the key to ensuring a favorable prognosis.
The identification and excision of melanomas in early stages ensures a good patient prognosis but requires monitoring and thorough skin examination periodically. In fact, survival rates are around 90-95% in cases of non-invasive melanomas. However, in their infiltrating forms melanoma has high mortality rates, with survival rates lower than 20% when it has spread to other organs
A regular physical examination by a dermatologist ensures early identification of malignant or premalignant lesions
A Asymmetry: Asymmetrical forms
B Borders: Uneven borders
C Color: Color inhomogeneous, two or more colors
D Diameter: Greater diameter than 6 mm (1/4 inch)
E Evolution: changes in size, shape, color, or other aspects
Dermatology unit HC Marbella has a Diagnosis and Treatment service of Pigmented melanocytic lesions and malignant melanoma. nHC International Hospital Marbella is a reference center in the treatment of melanoma.
July 6, 2020
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