Melanoma

Risk Factors

  • Fair skin
  • Fair hair
  • Prior melanoma
  • Family hx
  • Dysplastic moles
  • Hx blistering sun burns
  • Immunocompromised

Symptoms

  • Non-healing
  • Bleeds
  • Pigmented skin lesion w/asymmetric border
  • Irregular borders

Physical Exam Findings

  • Asymmetric
  • Bleeds
  • Grows
  • Doesn't heal
  • Size > 6mm
  • Irregular borders
  • Non-homogeneous pigment
  • Regional adenopathy if spread
  • Sx related to mets to brain, lung, liver

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