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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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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.