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Melanoma, by its high incidence and its high mortality rate remains a major public health issue. Besides considerable progress in the development of more efficient therapies, one of the main weapons we possess to fight it comprises the preventive behavior of patients, which include solar exposure and skin screening habits as well as cancer risk factors knowledge. 
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An international survey on sun exposure and skin cancer prevention

According to the World Health Organization, the incidence of melanoma increases each year with about 232,000 new diagnosed cases worldwide. Even if substantial progress has recently been made in the development of more efficient therapies the prognosis remains poor in most patients with advanced disease, making melanoma particularly dangerous if not diagnosed early enough...  Read more


Ill-defined lesion of upper anterior surface of the chest in a 55-year-old woman who had had radiotherapy for breast cancer ten years before.

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Last update :  2017 05 31