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Article
August 14, 1996

Patient vs Physician Follow-up for Melanoma: A Clarification-Reply

Author Affiliations

Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn

JAMA. 1996;276(6):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540060027024

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Abstract

In Reply.  —The clarification by Drs Poo and Ariyan is noted. Their revised results are now more in concert with those we reported, and they provide further support for the follow-up schedule in our revised protocol. As discussed in our article, these patients are seen for a history and examination monthly for 2 months, every other month for the rest of the first year, at 4-month intervals for the next year, at 6-month intervals for the next 3 years, and annually thereafter.

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