Scalp and neck melanomas more deadly

April 22, 2008

Chapel Hill, N.C. - According to a study, melanoma that occurs on the scalp and neck are most deadly, the washingtonpost.com reports.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

- According to a study, melanoma that occurs on the scalp and neck are the most deadly, the washingtonpost.com reports.

Researchers analyzed 51,704 melanoma cases in the United States, and found that patients with scalp or neck melanoma died 1.84 times more than patients with melanoma on other parts of the body, according to the post.

The five-year survival rate for patients with scalp and neck melanoma was 83 percent and the 10-year survival rate was 76 percent, compared with 92 percent and 89 percent, respectively, for patients with melanoma on other sites, according to the study, which was published in the April issue of the Archives of Dermatology.