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Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma.

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Lewis, CW; Harpole, D
Published in: Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
January 2002

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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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

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ISSN

1043-0679

Publication Date

January 2002

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

45 / 48

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thoracotomy
  • Survival Analysis
  • Respiratory System
  • Pulmonary Surgical Procedures
  • Patient Selection
  • Melanoma
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • History, 20th Century
  • Diagnostic Imaging
 

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Lewis, C. W., & Harpole, D. (2002). Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 14(1), 45–48. https://doi.org/10.1053/stcs.2002.31741
Lewis, Cleveland W., and David Harpole. “Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma.Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 14, no. 1 (January 2002): 45–48. https://doi.org/10.1053/stcs.2002.31741.
Lewis CW, Harpole D. Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jan;14(1):45–8.
Lewis, Cleveland W., and David Harpole. “Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma.Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, vol. 14, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 45–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1053/stcs.2002.31741.
Lewis CW, Harpole D. Pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic malignant melanoma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jan;14(1):45–48.
Journal cover image

Published In

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

DOI

ISSN

1043-0679

Publication Date

January 2002

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

45 / 48

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Thoracotomy
  • Survival Analysis
  • Respiratory System
  • Pulmonary Surgical Procedures
  • Patient Selection
  • Melanoma
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • History, 20th Century
  • Diagnostic Imaging