Early detection of malignant melanoma: The role of physician examination and self‐examination of the skin

@article{Friedman1985EarlyDO,
  title={Early detection of malignant melanoma: The role of physician examination and self‐examination of the skin},
  author={R. Friedman and D. Rigel and A. Kopf},
  journal={CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians},
  year={1985},
  volume={35}
}
The combination of routine physician examination of the skin coupled with self-examination provides a realistic opportunity for the identification of early malignant melanomas. Removal of such thin lesions can significantly reduce the mortality rate from this potentially serious form of cutaneous cancer. 

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