Don’t leave scalp melanomas to the hairdressers: study

Scalp melanoma has a worse prognosis than other melanoma types, but is often overlooked by patients and GPs because of its atypical features, say dermatologists.

The largest-ever study of scalp melanomas has revealed they are typically characterised by firm, rapidly growing, non-pigmented lesions and are most common in older men.

Because of their non-pigmented nature, scalp melanomas