Melanoma - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Last Updated on Dec 19, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for melanoma?

Melanoma is usually treated by a dermatologist, who may refer you to other consultants when necessary

2. Do men and women differ in the areas of the body commonly affected by melanoma?

In women, melanoma is commonly found in legs while in men, melanoma occurs commonly on the back and the chest.

3. How common is melanoma among skin cancers?

Melanoma is the rarest skin cancer. However, it is associated with a high incidence of mortality as compared to other skin cancers.

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