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Cherry Creek Dermatology
3773 Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 388-5629
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Dermatologists Treat Most Melanomas

 

A rencent study regarding the biopsy of melanomas showed:  

Patients were more likely to be white (95.4%), male (63.1%), married (47.9%), and 75 years or older (60.8%) and to have no prior melanoma (93.7%)

Melanoma cases were more likely to undergo biopsy by dermatologists (88.4%) compared with nondermatologists (11.6%).

Likewise, melanomas were more likely to be excised by dermatologists (41.9%) compared with general/plastic surgeons (30.5%), Mohs surgeons (9.1%), or primary care physicians (1.2%)

JAMA Dermatol. Published online April 08, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.119

 

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