Study: Melanoma increases may be a matter of over-diagnosis

08/5/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

The striking increase in melanoma rates in the U.S. may be more a matter of heightened awareness and diagnostic scrutiny than the disease increasing in the population, according to a new study. In looking at Medicare claims data on patients older than 65 between 1986 and 2001, researchers found the average biopsy rates and melanomas rose, but the regional and distant disease and mortality remained stable, indicating that an over-diagnosis is taking place.

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