Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:671–675 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1574-3 O R I G IN AL ARTI CL E Melanoma diagnosis and management after the introduction of a pigmented lesion clinic in the Mid-West of Ireland 1 1 1 1 1 1 • • • • • • M. Lynch E. Tierney L. Roche J. Quigley M. Farsi B. Ramsay 1 1 C. Hackett K. Ahmad Received: 24 October 2016 / Accepted: 30 January 2017 / Published online: 8 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Introduction Background A pigmented lesion clinic (PLC) was intro- duced and Consultant Dermatology posts were increased in The incidence of melanoma (MM) is increasing in Ireland the Mid-West of Ireland with the aim of improving early and in most Western countries . Melanoma incidence in detection of melanoma. Ireland is amongst the highest in Europe with 984 new Methods We analysed retrospectively the invasive mela- cases of melanoma diagnosed in Ireland in 2013 . The nomas excised in the Mid-West of Ireland over a 2-year overall 5 year survival rate of patients with invasive MM period prior to (2010–2011) and after (2013–2014) the diagnosed in Ireland from 2008 to 2012 was 85.2%
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Published: Feb 8, 2017
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