Delays in diagnosis and melanoma prognosis (II): the role of doctors.

  title={Delays in diagnosis and melanoma prognosis (II): the role of doctors.},
  author={M. A. Richard and Jean Jacques Grob and Marie Avril and Mich{\`e}le Delaunay and Johany Gouvernet and Pierre Wolkenstein and Pierre Souteyrand and Brigitte Dr{\'e}no and Jean Jacques Bonerandi and Sophie Dalac and L Machet and Jean Guillaume and Jacqueline Chevrant-Breton and Catherine Vilmer and François Aubin and Bernard Guillot and M Beylot-Barry and Catherine Lok and Nadia Raison-Peyron and Philippe Chemaly},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={89 3},
A prospective survey was conducted to assess physician responsibility in melanoma prognosis. Consecutive patients with primary melanoma were interviewed and examined using a standardized questionnaire. Main outcome measures were medical components of the delay before tumor resection and tumor thickness. Of 590 melanomas, 29.1% were coincidentally detected by physicians and their tumor depth was lower than in melanomas detected by patients (p < 0.001). Physician sensitivity for melanoma… CONTINUE READING

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