Key clinical point: Pregnancy after melanoma does not appear to increase risk for melanoma recurrence.
Major finding: The rate of pregnancy for women with melanoma was 15.8%, compared with 13.6% for controls (P less than .001).
Study details: A retrospective study of claims database records on 11,801 women with melanoma and an equal number of matched controls.
Disclosures: The study was supported by a Barsumian Trust grant; the authors reported having no conflicts of interest.
DiSano JA et al. J Surg Res. 2018 Jun 16. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2018.05.026.
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