Study: Melanoma recurrence possible after many years

06/30/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data on more than 4,700 melanoma patients revealed the recurrence rates were 7% at 15 years and 11% at 25 years following initial treatment. However, researchers found those whose melanoma recurred after 10 or more years were about 40% less likely to die of the disease than those whose melanoma recurred within three years of treatment. The results appear in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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