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Melanoma

Melanoma is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

It is estimated that nearly 91,270 new cases of cutaneous melanoma were diagnosed in 2018 in the United States. Lifetime risk of melanoma is higher among Caucasians (1 in 50) compared to African Americans (1 in 1000). Exposure to UV radiation, increased number of nevi (>50), history of >5 atypical nevi, large congenital nevi, immune suppression, and familial risk (CDKN2A mutations) are known risk factors. Uveal (5%) and mucosal (1%) melanomas are rare.

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Citation

Williams, Dominique, et al., editors. "Melanoma." Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 35th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016. Washington Manual, www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602677/all/Melanoma.
Melanoma. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, et al, eds. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. 35th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602677/all/Melanoma. Accessed July 19, 2019.
Melanoma. (2016). In Williams, D., Ramgopal, R., Gdowski, M., Dretler, A., & Bhat, P. (Eds.), Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602677/all/Melanoma
Melanoma [Internet]. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, Dretler A, Bhat P, editors. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. [cited 2019 July 19]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602677/all/Melanoma.
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