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how do you diagnose melanoma?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Biopsy: Any suspicious looking skin lesion, esp if it grows fast or changes in color or starts bleeing, needs to be biopsied. It will reveal melanoma if present.
Answered on May 30, 2018
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Dr. Julio Guerra
33 years experience Pediatrics
Biopsy is the definitive test for dx melanomas. However, screening for melanomas utilizing the three point checklist is an effective methodology, Three points include: 1) Aysmmetry 2) Atypical Network 3) Blue-White Structures. Follow this link for more info: http://www.dermoscopy-ids.org/discussion/docs/3PT_Tutorial.pdf
Dec 30, 2011

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