Second primary cancers in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma: a population-based study in Sweden.

@article{Wassberg1996SecondPC,
  title={Second primary cancers in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma: a population-based study in Sweden.},
  author={Cecilia Wassberg and Magnus Th{\"o}rn and Jonathen Yuen and Ulrik Ringborg and Timo Hakulinen},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1996},
  volume={73},
  pages={255 - 259}
}
To quantify the risk of second primary cancers among patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma, we studied 20,354 patients in the Swedish Cancer Register during 1958-88. A second primary cancer was reported in 1605 patients, compared with an expected number of 1109.5 [standardised incidence ratio (SIR) = 1.45, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.38-1.52]. The highest risk was found among patients younger than 60 years. The greatest risk was seen during the first year after diagnosis (SIR = 1.91… CONTINUE READING