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Malignant melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers and, when it occurs during pregnancy, it can frequently metastasise to the placenta and the foetus. Earlier reports suggested a rapid progress of the disease during pregnancy with a poor prognosis; however, recent controlled studies found that stage for stage, the prognosis of melanoma during pregnancy is similar to that in a non-pregnant state. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can avoid a tragic outcome.


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Mathew, M., Sheik, S., Rao, K., Burney, I. A., Sawhney, S., & Al-Hamdani, A. (2009). Metastatic Malignant Melanoma during Pregnancy : Case report and a Review of the literature. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 9(1), 79–83. Retrieved from

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