Optimistic prognosis for thin melanoma

The “heartening” finding of a positive outlook for the vast majority of people with thin melanoma comes from analysis of more than 26,700 cases from the Queensland Cancer Registry.

Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Cancer Council Queensland set out to establish survival rates, as despite being the most common melanoma diagnosis, the prognosis for people with thin melanoma has been little studied.

“We have confirmed that the outlook for patients with thin invasive melanoma is generally extremely positive,

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