Preventative and Personalized Approach to the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report.

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JD Matthew Hughes
Libni J. Eapen
Jennifer Beecker


This case report is focused on malignant melanoma, a common potentially lethal skin cancer, and its unique management. In our pa­tient’s case, the primary cutaneous melanoma occurred 28 years prior to presenting with axillary lymphadenopathy, which was later determined to be a metastatic focus of melanoma; subsequent nodules were found in his spleen. After completion of his treatment and routine screening, additional nodules were discovered in his chest. Primary and secondary prevention were important in the man­agement of this patient, as well as personalization of his treatment.

Cette étude de cas porte sur le mélanome malin, un cancer de la peau potentiellement mortel avec une gestion unique. Dans le cas de notre patient, le mélanome s’est présenté 28 ans avant la présentation d’une lymphadénopathie axillaire, ce qui a été démontré par la suite comme une zone étant métastatique du mélanome. Des nodules ont été découverts dans sa rate. Suite à la fin des traitements et des suivis de routine, des nodules additionnels ont été découverts dans sa poitrine. Des préventions primaires et secondaires sont importantes pour la gestion de ce patient ainsi qu’un traitement personnalisé.

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Libni J. Eapen


Jennifer Beecker



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