Expert Video - What kind of biopsies are used for melanoma?

Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, explains the different kinds of biopsies used to diagnose melanoma, including a punch biopsy and an excisional biopsy. He also explains the factors that help the doctor determine what type of biopsy is needed for diagnosis.

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