Recurrence of melanoma found by patients

Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 08:22:11-05

Researchers found patients were more likely to detect occurrences of Melanoma than routine imaging tests. 

Roughly 1/3 of melanoma patients studied developed a recurrence of the disease.

30-percent were detected during a scheduled exam, while 40-percent were found through a self skin check.

Only about a quarter of recurrences were found during routine scans.