Age as a prognostic factor in the malignant melanoma population.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Annals of surgical oncology, Volume 1, Issue 6, p.487-94 (1994)


Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, MELANOMA, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Neoplasm Staging, Prognosis, Regression Analysis, Retrospective Studies, Skin Neoplasms, Survival Rate


The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer, and the state of Florida has one of the highest incidence of melanoma in the United States. This increased incidence is thought to be due to the intense sunlight exposure and ultraviolet radiation exposure in the elderly population. With the increased emphasis on issues of aging, it is appropriate to study the role of age as a prognostic factor for malignant melanoma in the Florida population.