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Cutis. 2001 May;67(5):403-6.

Malignant melanoma in African Americans.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1090 Amsterdam Ave, Suite 11B, New York, NY 10025, USA.


Although rare, malignant melanoma (MM) is a real and serious risk for African Americans. African Americans have a proportionately higher incidence of acral melanoma, both the acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) histologic subtype and subungual melanoma (SM). MM is more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage in African Americans and carries a worse prognosis. Given these facts, the relatively simple and inexpensive primary and secondary preventions for MM should be standard, particularly in the African American patient.

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