Original Publication Date: 1 March, 2017
Publication / Source: Melanoma Management
Authors: Mariah M Johnson, Sancy A Leachman, Lisa G Aspinwall et al
Melanoma is usually apparent on the skin and readily detected by trained medical providers using a routine total body skin examination, yet this malignancy is responsible for the majority of skin cancer-related deaths. Currently, there is no national consensus on skin cancer screening in the USA, but dermatologists and primary care providers are routinely confronted with making the decision about when to recommend total body skin examinations and at what interval.