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Mortality in women with pregnancy-associated malignant melanoma.
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PMID:  25440438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma (MM) is one of the most common malignancies in young women. It remains debated whether a MM diagnosed during pregnancy or lactation has a worse prognosis.
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine mortality in women with pregnancy-associated MM (PAMM) (diagnosed during pregnancy and up to 2-years postpartum).
METHODS: This was a population-based cohort study based on information retrieved from the Swedish Cancer and Multi-Generation Registers. Hazard ratios with 95% confidence intervals adjusted for age, period, education, parity, and tumor location were estimated.
RESULTS: In total, 6857 women and girls aged 15 to 44 years with a diagnosis of cutaneous MM between 1963 and 2009 were identified. Of these, 1019 cases were classified as PAMM. The cause-specific mortality did not differ between PAMM and MM not diagnosed near childbirth (adjusted hazard ratio 1.09, 95% confidence interval 0.83-1.42).
LIMITATIONS: Information on stage at diagnosis was available only for a subset of patients
CONCLUSION: Overall, the cause-specific mortality in women and girls with PAMM did not differ from that in women and girls with non-PAMM. The current findings do not provide evidence of an adverse prognostic influence of pregnancy or a recent birth.
Anna L V Johansson; Therese M-L Andersson; Anna Plym; Gustav J Ullenhag; Henrik Møller; Mats Lambe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1093-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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