Oğuzhan Acet1, Arda Şenyiğit2, Bilgesu Koyun2, Eda Özalp2, Oytun Erbaş3

1Trakya University Medical Faculty, Edirne, Turkey
2Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Physiology, Istanbul Bilim University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Malignant melanoma, melanoma treatment, stages of melanoma, types of malignant melanoma


Malignant melanoma is the skin cancer with the highest mortality rate and increasing prevalence. Melanoma has clinical and pathological subtypes. Criteria have been defined for early and histopathological diagnosis of malignant melanoma. Many treatments according to stage and clinical characteristics have been developed. Particularly, Today, thanks to immunotherapy of late-stage cancer, progression of the disease has halted and survival time has significantly increased.

Cite this article as: Acet O, Şenyiğit A, Koyun B, Özalp E, Erbaş O. Malignant melanoma types and treatment. FNG & Demiroğlu Bilim Tıp Dergisi 2019;5(3):155-165.

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