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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Integumentary Disorders Q 44

A client returns to the clinic for follow-up treatment following a skin biopsy of a suspicious lesion performed one (1) week ago. The biopsy report indicates that the lesion is melanoma. The nurse understands that which of the following describes a characteristic of this type of lesion?
    A. Melanoma is characterized by local invasion.
    B. Melanoma is highly metastatic.
    C. Metastasis is rare.
    D. Melanoma is encapsulated.

Correct Answer: B. Melanoma is highly metastatic.

Melanomas are pigmented malignant lesions originating in the melanin-producing cells of the epidermis. This cancer is highly metastatic, and prognosis depends on early diagnosis and treatment.

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