Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Early Detection of Melanoma

Saïd C. Azoury, Julie R. Lange

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The incidence of melanoma has increased over the past several decades. Despite improved case mortality, overall deaths from melanoma have increased because of the large increase in incidence. Although we have a better understanding of the pathogenesis of melanoma and improved early diagnostic capabilities, the burden of disease and societal costs remain high. This article provides an update on the epidemiology of cutaneous melanoma worldwide and the common risk factors including heritable and modifiable risks, emphasizing the importance of education, early detection, and prevention in reducing the disease burden.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-962
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Early detection
  • Epidemiology
  • Melanoma
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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