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Table 3 Treatment characteristics of 1073 melanoma patients

From: Melanoma characteristics in Brazil: demographics, treatment, and survival analysis

Treatment n %
Surgery (primary tumour)   
Not operated 135 12.6
Primary closure 385 35.8
Local surgery* 257 20
Local surgery and reconstruction (graft or flap) 213 23.8
Amputation 64 6.0
Second intention healing 19 1.8
Sentinel node biopsy   
No 700 73.8
Yes 373 26.2
Positive 89 23.9
Negative 251 76.3
Not accessed/available 33 8.8
Adjuvant therapy   
No 908 84.6
Radiation 37 3.4
Systemic 86 8.0
Not Available 42 3.9
Systemic therapy   
No 471 43.9
Yes 180 16.7
Not available 422 39.3
Radiation therapy (metastasis)   
No 518 48.3
Yes 133 12.4
Not available 422 39.3
  1. *Reconstructive surgery information not available.