Research Article| Volume 41, ISSUE 2, P335-340, February 1957

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Malignant melanoma—The importance of early aggressive treatment

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      The results we have obtained in this dread disease have led us to believe that the principles, policies, and philosophy described above are the wise ones to follow in the treatment of melanoma. Aggressive treatment by adequate radical surgery should be continued to be taught and followed. I am of the opinion also that preventive lymph node dissection should be performed whenever possible, even previous to clinical evidence of metastases, certainly as early in the course of the disease as possible.
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