New research confirms some melanomas may be harmless – but which ones?

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, June 2022

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When it comes to deadly cancers such as melanoma, researchers are trying to walk a fine line between early detection, and avoiding having people undergo invasive procedures to catch a cancer that might never have bothered them at all.

New research from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has uncovered a surprising finding – almost a third of melanomas picked up during routine skin checks might not ever have been a problem for the people who had them.

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