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Although once considered rare, melanoma is rapidly increasing in frequency and thus should be of concern to every internist. The largely cutaneous location of melanoma allows the informed primary care physician to diagnose the disease at an early, surgically curable stage. Recent advances in microstaging of the primary lesion have improved treatment planning. A comprehensive, but concise source of information would be of interest to primary care physicians as well as to cancer specialists.
Ariel's text is the third book devoted to melanoma to be published in the past 3 years. The scope of this book is indeed comprehensive. The
Malignant Melanoma.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-667_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):667.
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