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Melanoma epidemic: a midsummer night’s dream?

Posted by D3forU on May 1, 2010

A 15 year study of Melanoma patients from 1991 through 2004 concluded that  any changes in incidence were likely due to ‘diagnostic drift’, or categorizing benign lesions as stage 1 melanoma. There was no change in the combined incidence of all other stages of the disease, and mortality overall was increased less than 1/2 case per every 100,000 per year.

These findings should lead to a reconsideration of the treatment of ‘early’ lesions, a search for better diagnostic methods to distinguish them from truly malignant melanomas, re-evaluation of the role of ultraviolet radiation and recommendations for protection from it, as well as the need for a new direction in the search for the cause of melanoma.

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