Cutaneous melanoma in the elderly.

@article{Testori2009CutaneousMI,
  title={Cutaneous melanoma in the elderly.},
  author={Alessandro Testori and J B Alfredo Soteldo and Daniele Sances and Giovanni M Mazzarol and Giuseppe Trifir{\`o} and Mark J Zonta and M. Rastrelli and Francesco Schenone and Francesco Verrecchia},
  journal={Melanoma research},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          125-34
        }
}
The aim of this review was to analyze the difficulties in diagnosing and treating elderly patients with cutaneous melanoma. It focused on the main causes for late diagnosis and relatively poor prognosis in these patients. Early detection of melanoma is vital to reduce mortality in these patients and surgery is often curative. Adequate treatment of elderly patients with melanoma requires knowledge of the clinical features and histopathology of the disease, and the therapeutic options. This… CONTINUE READING

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