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October 2017 Vol. 5 No.10

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 5(10) pp. 457-463, October, 2017 

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Melanoma and pregnancy: Current treatment trends and future potentials


Ioannis K. Thanasas1*, Penelope Gogou2 and Tilemachos Karalis1


1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of General Hospital in Trikala, Greece
2Clinical Oncology Department, Norwich University Hospital, UK

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: thanasasg@hotmail.com
Phone: 2431029103 / 6944766469

Accepted October 03, 2017




Malignant melanoma is one of the most frequent cancers that relate to pregnancy. Therapeutic approach of malignant melanoma during pregnancy is a challenge that the modern obstetrician – gynecologist has to face, in collaboration with medical doctors of other specialties, in specially organized medical centers. Surgical treatment in combination with radiotherapy and chemotherapy depend on the stage of the disease and the gestational age. In the current review, based on the current data, a brief literature review of the malignant melanoma during pregnancy is attempted, mostly related to the current available therapeutic options, the proper knowledge of which contributes decisively to the best possible prognostic outcome.

Keywords: Malignant melanoma, Pregnancy, Management, Surgical treatment, Complementary treatment



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