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. 2018 Dec;8(4):503-507.
doi: 10.1007/s13555-018-0260-3. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Acral Melanoma: A Patient's Experience and Physician's Commentary

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Acral Melanoma: A Patient's Experience and Physician's Commentary

Elizabeth Greenwald et al. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). .
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This article, co-authored by a patient diagnosed with acral melanoma, discusses the patient's experience of being diagnosed with and treated with surgery for this disease. The physician discusses the epidemiology, genetics, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of acral melanoma. Follow-up care plans are also discussed.

Keywords: Acral melanoma; Cutaneous melanoma; Epidemiology; Prognosis; Screening; Treatment; Wide local excision.

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