Journal article

The incidence of second primary invasive melanoma in Queensland, 1982-2003

Kieran A McCaul, Lin Fritschi, Peter Baade, Michael Coory

CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL | SPRINGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of second primary invasive melanoma. METHODS: Data describing 52,997 subjects with melanoma notified to The Queensland Cancer Registry between 1982 and 2003. We calculated incidence rates of second primary invasive melanoma (per 1,000 person-years) by sex, age, and characteristics of the first primary. RESULTS: The rate of second primary invasive melanoma was relatively constant over 20 years of follow-up at 6.01 per 1,000 person-years indicating a high, constant lifetime risk of second primary invasive melanoma. Rates were 62% higher in males than in females and increased with age at first diagnosis with the rate in older patients (80+ years) more than d..

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