Increased thickness of pregnancy-associated melanoma.

  title={Increased thickness of pregnancy-associated melanoma.},
  author={Russ Travers and Arthur J. Sober and Marianne Berwick and Martin C. Mihm and Raymond L. Barnhill and Lyn McDivitt Duncan},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={132 6},
The effects of pregnancy on the pathophysiology of melanoma remain unclear. Although a gender-specific advantage for women vs. men is seen for characteristics such as stage at presentation, site of primary tumour, and survival time, an adverse effect of pregnancy on melanoma development and progression has been reported. In a retrospective study, we investigated the tumour characteristics of women who developed pregnancy-associated melanoma, and compared them with melanomas arising in non… CONTINUE READING
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