Posterior scalp identified as one of the worst sites for melanoma

It had more than double the risk of poor survival compared with the upper back
Scalp check

A primary melanoma on the posterior scalp is associated with particularly poor survival, Melbourne dermatologists have shown.

In a study of 3570 melanoma cases seen over 21 years at one tertiary clinic, they identified anatomical sites with poorer prognosis in greater detail than other studies, they say.