Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: Screening and Diagnosis

Akbarian F, Aarabi M, Vahidirad A, Ghobadi M, Ghelichli M, Shafiee MA; Journal of Current Clinical Care Volume 3, Issue 3, 2013


Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma has the highest morbidity and mortality among different types of skin cancers; as one of the most common malignancies in the world. Early detection and diagnosis of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma followed by adequate surgical excision are the most important tasks in management of this potentially curable skin cancer. Screening methods and diagnostic criteria including clinical and dermoscopic findings will be discussed in this article.