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How common is lentigo maligna melanoma?

Lentigo maligna melanoma is the least common type of melanoma. In all, there are about 60,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed each year in the United States. Lentigo maligna melanoma accounts for between 4% and 15% of those melanoma cases. It's most common in older people, usually those in their 60s and 70s. Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms that may be caused by lentigo maligna melanoma.

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