Follow-up of the melanoma patient

Benjamin Deschner, Jeffrey D. Wayne*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Follow-up of the melanoma patient involves many different methods of surveillance. Specific guidelines for modalities and frequency are flexible and largely open to physician preference. Patient education and self-examination are generally viewed as crucial and cost-effective for recurrence detection. Increased frequency of clinical follow-up, laboratory studies, and imaging has not demonstrated survival benefit in surveillance. However, appropriate application of these different methods is controversial and evolving, especially with changing surgical management and new medical therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-268
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of surgical oncology
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • recurrence
  • relapse
  • surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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