The incidence of skin cancers is increasing at a rate greater than any other cancer occurring in humans. In this era of managed care, patients with a suspicious skin lesion may first present to their primary care physician for evaluation. Therefore, it is important for the primary care physician to be able to distinguish between benign and malignant pigmented lesions, to know how to evaluate such a patient, and to appreciate the importance of appropriate interdisciplinary management of these patients.
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