Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Sep;86(9):542, 545
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Melanoma is a malignancy of melanocytes that show a series of molecular events that result in the melanocytes going through a stepwise progression from dysplasia to invasion to metastasis. Melanomas account for approximately 4.4% of all malignancies. Approximately 62,000 new cases of melanoma are reported annually in the United States, and they are responsible for about 7,900 deaths. The incidence of melanoma worldwide has been increasing steadily.
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