CHARACTERISTICS IN PATIENTS WITH SECOND PRIMARY MELANOMA LESIONS VS. SINGLE PRIMARY MELANOMA LESIONS
Source: Physicians Weekly, May 2023
The following is a summary of “Survival and tumor characteristics of patients presenting with single primary versus second primary melanoma lesions,” published in the MAY 2023 issue of Dermatology by Sarver, et al.
Patients with a history of single primary melanomas are at an increased risk of developing subsequent melanomas, which can be synchronous (within 3 months) or asynchronous (after 3 months). For a study, researchers sought to compare the survival outcomes and tumor distributions between patients with a history of single primary melanomas and those with second primary melanomas.
The retrospective cohort study used data from an institutional database of 14,029 patients diagnosed with primary melanoma between 1970 and 2004.