Follow-up of Patients with Melanoma

Authors: N. Vojáčková;  Z. Kružicová;  L. Vrbová;  J. Hercogová
Authors‘ workplace: Dermatovenerologická klinika UK 2. LF a FN Na Bulovce, přednosta prof. MUDr. Jana Hercogová, CSc.
Published in: Čes-slov Derm, 86, 2011, No. 3, p. 144-147
Category: Clinical and laboratory Research


The analysis included patients with melanoma from the group followed at the melanoma clinic of The Department of Dermatology School 2nd Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Hospital Bulovka in the years 1989–2009. Those examined in the year 2009 were included in the study. We evaluated risk factors and photo-type of patients with diagnosed metastasis. Also the appearance of the second primary cancer was assessed.

The whole-life follow-up in melanoma patients is recommended, the frequency of controls depends on the stage of the disease. The aim of the follow-up is an early detection of progression and recurrence of melanoma as well as appearance of other malignancies

Key words:
metastatic melanoma – follow-up – risk factors


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