Long-term survival in malignant melanoma with special reference to age and sex as prognostic factors.


A total of 12,353 (97.5%) of all patients with a first malignant melanoma newly diagnosed in Sweden during the period 1960-82 were subjected to a complete computerized follow-up with respect to survival through December 31, 1982. Calculation of relative survival rates (RSs) revealed a consistently more favorable course in women than in men, the 5-year RSs… (More)


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