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How common is polypoid melanoma?

Polypoid melanoma is a relatively uncommon subtype of nodular melanoma. It's difficult to determine the exact number of cases of polypoid melanoma since it's a rare subtype of nodular melanoma. Nodular melanoma is the second most common type of melanoma. In all, there are about 60,000 new cases of melanoma diagnosed each year in the United States. Nodular melanoma accounts for about 15% of those melanoma cases. Talk to your doctor if you think you have symptoms of polypoid melanoma.

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