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Alan C. Geller, Mark Elwood, Susan M. Swetter, Daniel R. Brooks, Joanne Aitken, Philippa H. Youl, Marie-France Demierre and Peter D. Baade Factors related to the presentation of thin and thick nodular melanoma from a population-based cancer registry in Queensland Australia Cancer 115

Article first published online: 2 FEB 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24162

Thick nodular melanoma was found to be more common in individuals who had not had a physician skin examination in the previous 3 years and among those who discovered their own lesions, rather than having them detected by a physician. More frequent clinician examinations and skin self-examinations by trained, high-risk individuals may contribute to the reduction of thick, rapidly growing melanoma.

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