Melanoma care rapidly changing

WAILEA, Hawaii — The world of melanoma has changed a lot in recent years and more change is yet to come, according to a speaker at Hawaiian Eye 2024.
“It’s a fairly common thing,” Roger A. Dailey, MD, FACS, said. “There were 97,610 new cases this past year in the United States, and those rates have more than doubled since 1988.”
Dailey said this increase is likely due to increased awareness and diagnosis of melanoma. He explained that 7,990 estimated deaths from melanoma occurred in 2023, down from more than 9,300 in 2018 and more than 8,600 in 2013. This

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