Spreading Malignant Melanoma
Slightly raised lesion with an irregular border and variable,
unevenly distributed pigmentation with shades of red, blue,
brown, purple, and black. May be found anywhere on the body
but usually on the upper back of men and women and the lower
extremities of females. Most common of MM’s(about 70-75%).
With early diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate approaches
95%. Long phase of horizontal growth prior to vertical growth
and metastasis. Usually occurs in 5th decade, and is equally
common in men and women.
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