Archive for October, 2017

The Ugly Duckling Sign

“The Ugly Duckling Sign” may be the best way for none dermatologist to recognize a melanoma. Most patient education materials talk about using the A,B,C,D, Es of melanoma detection. (Asymmetry, Boarder irregularity, Color variation, Diameter larger than 6mm and Evolution or change). A recent study suggests that for most patients looking for the “ugly duckling” […]

Genetic Testing For Melanoma Risk: who should have it?

A recent study from France published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at risk factors that should lead to genetic testing for the high risk melanoma gene. Their conclusion was that testing was merited in patients with any 3 of the following: A melanoma under the age of 40 years old. Two […]

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