Scalp Melanomas May Come Back More Often | Melanoma Dispatch | Scoop.it

Melanomas in the scalp may be more even aggressive than those elsewhere, according to a new study. The researchers looked at the outcomes of 250 people who had scalp melanomas in stages I, II or III, and found that they came back in 74 (30%). This recurrence was in the scalp in 23 people, in the neck in 12 people, elsewhere in the body in 22 people, and in more than one place in 17 people. Cautioning that melanomas in the scalp may warrant special clinical consideration, the researchers call for identifying better ways to check for and treat these particularly high-risk skin cancers.