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Erhebungen zur "prätherapeutischen Phase" des malignen Melanoms der Haut in der Schweiz in den Jahren 1996-1998


Schnorf, M; Helfenstein, Ulrich; Blum, A; Ellwanger, U; Garbe, C; Burg, G; Dummer, R (2001). Erhebungen zur "prätherapeutischen Phase" des malignen Melanoms der Haut in der Schweiz in den Jahren 1996-1998. Praxis, 90(50):2193-2198.

Abstract

62 patients with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma were interviewed from 1996 to 1998. Lesions were found mostly on patients backs (30.6%) and they were noted most frequently because of a change in colour (darker) (50%) and increase in size (43.5%). The median time between first noticing the melanoma and visiting a physician was one month, but for 28% of the patients it was more than three months. The median time between a medical examination and surgical removal was shorter than one month, but for 22% of the patients it was more than three months. Patients with bleeding lesions sought medical help later (14 months). Misdiagnosis led to a six months delay in treatment and if no action was taken there was a 13 months delay.

Abstract

62 patients with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma were interviewed from 1996 to 1998. Lesions were found mostly on patients backs (30.6%) and they were noted most frequently because of a change in colour (darker) (50%) and increase in size (43.5%). The median time between first noticing the melanoma and visiting a physician was one month, but for 28% of the patients it was more than three months. The median time between a medical examination and surgical removal was shorter than one month, but for 22% of the patients it was more than three months. Patients with bleeding lesions sought medical help later (14 months). Misdiagnosis led to a six months delay in treatment and if no action was taken there was a 13 months delay.

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Other titles:Manifestations of the "pretherapeutic phase" of malignant melanoma of the skin in Switzerland 1996-1998
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:13 December 2001
Deposited On:04 Mar 2015 16:23
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:09
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
PubMed ID:11793837

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