Site and timing of first relapse in stage III melanoma patients: Implications for follow-up guidelines Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Melanoma
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local

abstract

  • Patients detected almost half of first relapses. Our data suggest that routine physical examinations beyond 3 years for stage IIIA, 2 years for stage IIIB, and 1 year for stage IIIC patients and radiologic imaging beyond 3 years for stages IIIA and IIIB and 2 years for stage IIIC patients would be expected to detect few first systemic relapses.

publication date

  • June 20, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3664035

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2009.26.2063

PubMed ID

  • 20479405

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3042

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 28

number

  • 18