Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas

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Acral melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer that disproportionately affects ethnic groups with darker skin, is not caused by sun exposure, and is almost twice as likely to recur than other type of skin cancer. These findings are based on research involving tissue samples from 244 patients with melanoma at NYU Langone, in New York. Furthermore, smaller acral melanoma tumors (less than 2 mm in thickness or diameter) have a higher recurrence rate than similarly sized tumors of other kinds of skin cancer (28% vs 10%).

Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas
Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas
A rare type of melanoma that disproportionately attacks the palms and soles and under the nails of Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics, who all generally have darker skins, and is not caused by sun exposure, is almost twice as likely to recur than other similar types of skin cancer, according to results of a study in 244 patients.
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