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How common is mucosal melanoma?

Mucosal melanoma is a relatively rare form of melanoma. About 53,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with melanoma each year, but of all melanomas, only about 2% to 3% of the cases are mucosal melanoma. The most common types of mucosal melanoma are found in the nose, mouth, and nasal or oral cavities.

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