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2 A 35-year-old woman notices a change in the appearance of a mole on her neck. Physical examination reveals that the lesion is an irregular, nodular, superficial mass with a variegated appearance. Biopsy demonstrates a primary malignant tumor. Which of the following factors is most predictive of the patient's long term prognosis?
A. Circumference of lesion
B. Darkness of lesion
C. Degree of color variation
D. Depth of lesion
E. Sharpness of border between lesion and adjacent skin
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i think D

DEPTH OF LESION
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Yes should be D
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Definitely D.

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The correct answer is D.

Depth is especially prognostic in melanoma.
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if less than 0.76 mm depth, survival rate is 96%
if depth is more than 3.6mm, survival rate is only 31%
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D is correct
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