We read with great interest the comments of Goldman et al about the differences between genders in melanoma detection. This was not the focus of our article in the ARCHIVES.1 A detailed description of the characteristics of patients with long delays before detection and high tumor thickness has been submitted for publication. Among patients with coincidentally diagnosed melanoma, it can be assumed that there is an excess of individuals with a poor ability to detect their melanoma compared with patients with self-detected tumors.
Richard MA, Grob JJ. Melanoma and Tumor Thickness—Reply. Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(1):123. doi: