oncology
Melanoma

Wider melanoma excision margins recommended in updated guidelines

Updated Australian guidelines on the management of melanomas recommend wider excision margins of 5-10mm for melanoma in situ. The new advice, ratified by groups such as the Cancer Council, reflects recent studies showing higher recurrence rates for in situ melanomas excised with the 5mm margins recommended in previous 2008 melanoma guidelines. The evidence-based recommendations, published ...

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