By Gary M. White, MD

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Regression in melanoma occurs when the body's immune response attacks the primary tumor, destroying part or all of it. Often, a fibrotic component is left behind.

A recent review found that regression is actually a positive prognostic sign and that SLNB should not be done in the absence of other additional risk factors [JEADV 2016;30;2030].


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