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VIDEO: Melanoma before, during pregnancy a ‘substantial problem’

NEW YORK —Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a HemOnc Today Editorial Board member, discussed the influence of previously or newly diagnosed melanoma in women before, during and after pregnancy at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies.

“It turns out this really is a substantial problem because melanoma is so frequent in the young population of child-bearing age,” he told HemOnc Today. “We are frequently confronted with the situation of a patient who has had melanoma, been treated for melanoma and wants to get pregnant, and we are occasionally confronted with a patient who is actually pregnant at the time of the diagnosis of a new melanoma.”

NEW YORK —Vernon K. Sondak, MD, chair of the department of cutaneous oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and a HemOnc Today Editorial Board member, discussed the influence of previously or newly diagnosed melanoma in women before, during and after pregnancy at HemOnc Today Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies.

“It turns out this really is a substantial problem because melanoma is so frequent in the young population of child-bearing age,” he told HemOnc Today. “We are frequently confronted with the situation of a patient who has had melanoma, been treated for melanoma and wants to get pregnant, and we are occasionally confronted with a patient who is actually pregnant at the time of the diagnosis of a new melanoma.”

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