A Rare Disease Familial Malignant Melanoma and Nursing Approach

Özsezer G., Erkin Ö.

III. International Covid-19 And Current Issues Cong, Ankara, Turkey, 19 - 20 June 2021, pp.402

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.402
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Familial malignant melanoma, one of the rare diseases, is a growing public health problem. Melanoma is a malignant tumor originating from melanocytes, with the highest incidence of all cancers worldwide in the last 25 years. The places where it originates in the body can be skin (91%), eye and surrounding tissues (5%) and mucous membranes (1%). Although malignant melanoma is rare among all skin cancers, it has the worst prognosis. It accounts for approximately 75% of deaths related to skin cancer. Increased risk of malignant melanoma patients is due to environmental exposures as well as genetic factors. It is stated that this environmental factor is exposure to more UV light. Nurses in preventing familial melanoma; takes part in genetic counseling, health education, early diagnosis, screening programs and relapse prevention.