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Researchers better characterize associations between melanoma, lymphoid neoplasms

Source: Healio, June 2018

Patients initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, follicular lymphoma and plasma cell neoplasm had mutually increased risks for second primary cutaneous melanoma, according to findings from a population-based study.

The reverse also appeared true: patients with a primary diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma had an increased risk for developing these lymphoid neoplasm subtypes as second cancers.

Contrastingly, patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma had elevated risk for melanoma after diagnosis, but patients with melanoma were not at increased risk for these subtypes as second cancers.

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