A Collision of Diseases: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Discovered During Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma

@article{Farma2012ACO,
  title={A Collision of Diseases: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Discovered During Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma},
  author={Jeffrey M. Farma and Jonathan S. Zager and Victor Barnica-elvir and Christopher A. Puleo PAC and MS SurooshS.Marzban and Dana E. M. Rollison and Jane L Messina and Vernon K. Sondak},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={1360-1364}
}
In the United States in 2012, there were 16,060 new cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Often CLL is clinically occult and first detected during pathologic evaluation of the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). We reviewed our experience of patients with the coexisting diagnosis of melanoma and CLL. An institutional review board-approved review was performed on patients with CLL and melanoma treated from 1995 to 2009 at Moffitt Cancer Center and compared with the incidence of melanoma… CONTINUE READING
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