Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Melanoma is the most deadly of skin cancers, and metastatic disease most commonly first appears in the lungs. Because most patients with early metastatic pulmonary disease are asymptomatic, routine screening with chest radiographs is the most cost-effective method of discovery. The therapy for pulmonary metastatic melanoma has drastically changed over the years. Even today there is no curative immunotherapy or chemotherapy available. The long-term overall survival for these patients is still very poor, but early detection and surgery offers the only hope for control in a small number of patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, CW; Harpole, D

Published Date

  • January 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 45 - 48

PubMed ID

  • 11977016

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-0679

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/stcs.2002.31741


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States