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Can children get acral lentiginous melanoma?

Any kind of melanoma is very rare among children, and this is true for acral lentiginous melanoma as well. Usually, older people are affected by this condition - the median age is 65 years old. It may be possible for younger people to develop acral lentiginous melanoma, but this is usually not the case.

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