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Immunofluorescence confocal imaging of melanoma cancer cells

Do Different Risk Factors Influence the Route of Melanoma Metastasis?

Risk factors for melanoma metastasis differ depending on whether the route is through the lymphatic system or the blood. These findings were published in JAMA Dermatology.1 Cutaneous melanoma is widely thought to spread through both lymphatic and hematogenous routes. The former route is believed to involve locoregional disease spread to skin and lymph nodes whereas…

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