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According to the CDC, in 2015 the rate of melanoma of the skin was 22.1 per 100 thousand people, the sixth most common cancer. In Vermont this rate was 35.8 per 100 thousand, higher than the national average. In Berlin, VT, it was noted that patients often are concerned about their nevi, but often do not know when it is appropriate to bring them to their physician's attention. A pamphlet was developed to assist physicians in educating patients on the characteristics of melanocytic nevi and encourage patients to speak to their physician when they find moles which meet these characteristics.
Berlin Vermont Family Medicine
melanoma, skin cancer, mole, nevi
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Logan, Samuel, "Melanoma Surveillance" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 455.