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Which parts of the body can get affected with nodular melanoma?

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You can get a nodular melanoma on any part of your body. But usually it appears on the parts of the body that get a lot of sun, such as your:

  • Legs
  • Torso (chest, back, belly)
  • Arms
  • Head

From: What Is Nodular Melanoma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Laura Korb Ferris, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Pittsburgh; director of clinical trials, University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Types of Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “What Is Melanoma Skin Cancer?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Melanoma.”

JAMA Dermatology : “The Contribution of Nodular Subtype to Melanoma Mortality in the United States, 1978 to 2007.”

JAMA Dermatology : “History, Clinical, and Dermoscopic Characteristics of Thin Nodular Melanoma.”

Journal of Medical Case Reports : “Nodular Melanoma Presenting With Rapid Progression and Widespread Metasases: A Case Report.”

American Cancer Society: “Treating Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Laura Korb Ferris, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology, University of Pittsburgh; director of clinical trials, University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Types of Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “What Is Melanoma Skin Cancer?”

Cleveland Clinic: “Melanoma.”

JAMA Dermatology : “The Contribution of Nodular Subtype to Melanoma Mortality in the United States, 1978 to 2007.”

JAMA Dermatology : “History, Clinical, and Dermoscopic Characteristics of Thin Nodular Melanoma.”

Journal of Medical Case Reports : “Nodular Melanoma Presenting With Rapid Progression and Widespread Metasases: A Case Report.”

American Cancer Society: “Treating Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2017

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