What is included in patient education about lentigo maligna melanoma?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Education plays an integral role in the follow-up care of patients with melanoma. Instruct patients on self-examination for new and locoregional recurrences. Teach them to recognize the classic characteristics of cutaneous melanoma in friends and family. In addition, during every follow-up visit, strongly counsel patients to avoid excess sun exposure, to use sunblock liberally, and to wear protective clothing.

For patient education information, see the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Health Center.


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