Prognosis of Primary Malignant Melanomas

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Abstract

In all probability, a patient with a primary malignant melanoma, but without clinical, radiological or other laboratory evidence of metastases, has a 75 to 80% chance of living five years and 55 to 65% of surviving for ten years regardless of other prognostic factors and the skill with which surgical therapy is applied. It has not been established whether or not malignant melanomas are absolutely curable.

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