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How is melanoma diagnosed?

A physical exam and laboratory tests on a skin biopsy are used to diagnose melanoma. Further tests, such as an X-ray or CT scan, may be used to determine if the cancer has spread.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Skin cancer


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