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Are all melanomas dangerous?

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  1. Management of Ocular Manifestations of Atopic Dermatitis: A Consensus Meeting Using a Modified Delphi Process

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  2. Clinical Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Adults: Mapping of Expert Opinion in 4 Nordic Countries using a Modified Delphi Process

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  3. Patient-reported Outcomes During Treatment in Patients with Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis: A Danish Nationwide Study

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  1. Patient-reported Outcomes During Treatment in Patients with Moderate-to-severe Psoriasis: A Danish Nationwide Study

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  2. Skin colonization by circulating neoplastic clones in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

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  3. Diagnostik og behandling af lentigo maligna melanoma

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  4. Skin Patterning in Psoriasis by Spatial Interactions between Pathogenic Cytokines

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The increased incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma, together with only minor changes in mortality, has brought into question the existence of a melanoma epidemic. The discrepancy between incidence and mortality suggests that most newly diagnosed melanomas have indolent behaviour. This review summarizes the most recent epidemiological findings regarding the incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma, mortality, Breslow thickness and clinical stage. Studies published between 2005 and 2010 with more than 2,000 test subjects were included in this review. These studies all report an increase in incidence of melanoma during the last few decades, with by far the highest increase in tumours at a very early stage (T1 or IA). Little or no change was seen in mortality. However, increases in both mortality and incidence of thick melanomas were found in the oldest subgroups, especially in men. These findings indicate the existence of a certain degree of overdiagnosis of melanoma. They also indicate the existence of two different types of epidemic, for younger and older subgroups.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Dermato Venereologica
Volume91
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
ISSN0001-5555
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Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Age Factors, Female, Humans, Incidence, Male, Melanoma, Neoplasm Staging, Predictive Value of Tests, Prognosis, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Skin Neoplasms, Time Factors

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