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Self-Assessment Questions



Family Medicine

Melanoma: Review Questions

Paul F. Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts is an Instructor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL.


Choose the single best answer for each question.

1. Which of the following is the current lifetime risk for developing melanoma in the United States?
  1. 1 in 25
  2. 1 in 75
  3. 1 in 250
  4. 1 in 1000
  5. 1 in 1500
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2. Each of the following is a risk factor for developing melanoma EXCEPT:

  1. Family history of melanoma
  2. Increased recreational sun exposure
  3. Number of melanocytic nevi
  4. Number of seborrheic keratoses
  5. Personal history of melanoma
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3. Each of the following is a physical examination finding in patients with melanoma EXCEPT:

  1. Bleeding
  2. Color changes
  3. Crusting
  4. Inflammation
  5. Symmetry
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4. Which of the following types of melanoma is most common?

  1. Acral-lentiginous melanoma
  2. Lentigo maligna melanoma
  3. Nodular melanoma
  4. Superficial nodular melanoma
  5. Superficial spreading melanoma
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  5. Which of the following types of melanoma is most commonly found in Asians and African Americans?
  1. Acral-lentiginous melanoma
  2. Lentigo maligna melanoma
  3. Lentigo nodular melanoma
  4. Nodular melanoma
  5. Superficial spreading melanoma
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6. Which of the following is the most useful variable in predicting the prognosis of a patient with a melanoma?

  1. Age of the patient at diagnosis
  2. Mitotic rate of the tumor
  3. Size of the tumor
  4. Thickness of the tumor
  5. Type of melanoma
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7. Which of the following is the preferred treatment for a melanoma that is detected early?

  1. Biotherapy
  2. Chemotherapy
  3. Cryotherapy
  4. Radiation therapy
  5. Surgical excision
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