Patients with multiple melanomas are at increased risk of death
Patients who develop more than one cutaneous melanoma may need closer surveillance as they are at greater risk of death, a Dutch study suggests.
In what the researchers say is the largest study to date, those with multiple melanomas at diagnosis had a 31% increased risk of death over a median follow-up of 6.25 years compared with those who had only one melanoma.
The researchers analysed data for all patients diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma in the Netherlands between 2000 and 2014, a total of nearly 57,000 people.
Of these, 4%