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The Impact of Melanoma in the Hispanic Population

Hispanic patients tend to develop melanoma at a younger age with more regional involvement. Maritza Perez, MD, FAAD, notes how cultural and regional differences may play a role in the progression of melanoma. She is the director of cosmetic dermatology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center, associate director of procedural dermatology at Beth Israel Medical Center, and clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, all in New York, NY.
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