Tuesday, 10 April 2007

People with melanoma surviving more

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Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, has seen its survival rate increase in the last 25 years according to German researchers.

Melanoma is easy to banish from the body in many cases when caught early; but, the German researchers who stated that melanomas have caused less deaths in the last few decades stated that early detection was not part of the increase in melanoma survival rates.

According to the researchers, variables like tumor thickness, ulceration, age, gender, anatomical site, and period of primary diagnosis were used to independently predict overall survival. The overall good news is that less people are finding that melanoma is a terminal form of cancer.

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