12 doctors weighed in:

Can you please tell me how melanoma and malignant melanoma differ?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No difference

These are equivalent terms because there is no such thing as a benign melanoma!

In brief: No difference

These are equivalent terms because there is no such thing as a benign melanoma!
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The same

Melanoma is be a malignant tumor. Sometimes people only refer to it as melanoma and other times as malignant melanoma.
They are the same entity.

In brief: The same

Melanoma is be a malignant tumor. Sometimes people only refer to it as melanoma and other times as malignant melanoma.
They are the same entity.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Same thing

...Just one is shorter to say.
There's no such thing as a "benign melanoma", for example.

In brief: Same thing

...Just one is shorter to say.
There's no such thing as a "benign melanoma", for example.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depth

Generally these terms are used interchangeably, but there is one exception.
This is for melanoma in-situ which is very early stage and termed pre-invasive. If neglected melanoma in situ will grow and become malignant.

In brief: Depth

Generally these terms are used interchangeably, but there is one exception.
This is for melanoma in-situ which is very early stage and termed pre-invasive. If neglected melanoma in situ will grow and become malignant.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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