Survival for patients with single and multiple primary melanomas the genes, environment, and melanoma study
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
Although overall fatalities due to SPM and MPM were similar, relative fatality for thicker SPM was greater than that for thicker MPM. This finding may offer support for a difference in outcome between patients with SPM and MPM related to factors other than closer surveillance and earlier diagnosis. The better outcomes are worth further exploration.