Stress and melanoma: increasing the evidence towards a causal basis

@article{Sinnya2013StressAM,
  title={Stress and melanoma: increasing the evidence towards a causal basis},
  author={Sudipta Sinnya and Brian De’Ambrosis},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={305},
  pages={851-856}
}
Melanoma is a multifactorial disease with a strong genetic component and known risk factors such as excessive ultraviolet exposure, intermittent sunburns and fair skin type. The prognosis is poor if diagnosis is delayed, in spite of recent treatment advances. Evidence is mounting that the incidence of melanoma is higher in the immunosuppressed and individuals with highly stressful occupations. We present a case series of individuals diagnosed with multiple cutaneous melanomas over a few months… CONTINUE READING
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