Separating fact from fiction

A/Prof CLIFF ROSENDAHL  MBBS, PhD, FSCCA
Dr ALAN CAMERON MBBS, FSCCA
Both authors affiliated with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, www.skincancermasters.com

SCIENCE progresses by testing theory against reality, but some incorrect ideas persist despite extensive evidence to the contrary. One such belief is that so-called ‘dysplastic’ naevi are precursors of melanoma.

While there is an increased incidence for melanoma in patients who have large (>20cm diameter) congenital naevi, there is no evidence that any other type of naevus is a melanoma

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