Evidence-based follow-up for the patient with melanoma Journal Article


Authors: Fields, R. C.; Coit, D. G.
Article Title: Evidence-based follow-up for the patient with melanoma
Abstract: This article reviews the best evidence available to guide the follow-up of patients with melanoma, focusing on incidence of, and detection of, melanoma recurrence, frequency of follow-up visits, yield of, laboratory and radiographic tests, outcomes of patients with recurrent melanoma based on method of detection, detection of secondary melanomas, and stage-specific follow-up. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: immunohistochemistry; cancer survival; patient satisfaction; unclassified drug; oncoprotein; overall survival; review; cancer recurrence; bone metastasis; cancer patient; cancer staging; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; outcome assessment; follow up; lymph node metastasis; cancer diagnosis; cancer incidence; diagnostic accuracy; sensitivity and specificity; evidence based medicine; melanoma; computer assisted tomography; image analysis; patient education; practice guideline; false negative result; lung metastasis; echography; brain metastasis; lactate dehydrogenase; thorax radiography; false positive result; outcomes; protein determination; evidence-based follow-up; melanoma inhibitory activity protein; protein s100b
Journal Title: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1055-3207
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2011-01-01
Start Page: 181
End Page: 200
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.soc.2010.09.009
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 21111966
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 4 March 2011" - "CODEN: SOCAF" - "Source: Scopus"
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  1. Ryan Courtney Fields
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  2. Daniel Coit
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