Melanoma on the Rise, or Is It Just Diagnosis?

September 30, 2009

The New York Times

In recent years there has been a sharp rise in reported cases of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. But a British study has found evidence that the epidemic may be due at least in part to “diagnostic drift,” a growing tendency to identify and treat benign lesions as malignant cancers. The findings may raise the temperature in an already-heated controversy... Read More