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Melanoma, a new approach to decrease delay of diagnosis and treatment

Malignant melanoma (MM)is one of the most rapidly increasing form of cancer in the world. People over 40 years of age are more affected by serious MM. If not treated in time MM has a fatal prognosis,why early diagnosis is crucial for prognosis.

Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing form of cancer in Sweden and has a very poor prognosis if the diagnosis is delayed but can be cured at an early diagnos.Screening program has been shown to be relatively ineffective, primarily young low-risk patients visit them for non-malignant skin changes, while older high-risk patients with suspected malignant melanoma abstain. Patient related delay is the main cause of delayed diagnosis and high mortality in melanoma. A better understanding of decision-making process to seek treatment for suspected melanoma is necessary to influence people to seek care earlier.

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Title of Project

Melanoma, a new approach to decrease delay of diagnosis and treatment

Project status

Completed

Subject areas

Dermatology and venerology, Nursing

Head of research

Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine


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