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Research snapshot – A consensus report about early detection of melanoma Janda 2020

…Khosrotehrani K, Mar V, Soyer HP, Whiteman DC. Early detection of melanoma: a consensus report from the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Research Centre Melanoma Screening Summit. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2020. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12972. Read more

naevus (plural: naevi)

A small dark spot on the skin that arises from skin cells called melanocytes. Also called a mole….

epiglottis

The small cartilage flap in your throat that prevents food or fluid from going down the wrong way.

basal cell

One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s top layer (epidermis).

lymphscintigraphy

A procedure in which a radioactive substance is injected into the skin to identify sentinel lymph nodes….

human papillomavirus (HPV)

A group of viruses that can cause infection in the skin surface of different areas of the body including the genitals. Some strains increase the risk of cancer, including cervical cancer. Also called a wart virus.

epidermis

The top, outer layer of the two main layers that make up the skin.

dermis

The lower layer of the two main layers that make up the skin.

dermatologist

A doctor who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including melanoma.

cutaneous melanoma

Melanoma that starts in the skin.