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Table 7 Disease-specific survival (DSS) according to clinical stage and recurrence status

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

Variable Category n 5-year DSS (%) p
T T1 203 93.1 <0.001
T2 175 75.9
T3 162 59.6
T4 204 53.1
N N0 577 80.3 < 0.001
N1 81 52.3
N2 63 43.3
N3 78 27.8
M M0 732 72.4 < 0.001
M1 105 26.1
Clinical stage (TNM) I 277 91.4
II 257 70.1
III 198 46.5
IV 105 26.1
Distant recurrence Absent 653 87.9 < 0.001
Visceral 177 18.4
Non-visceral 53 35.9
Locoregional recurrence Yes 122 33.5 < 0.001
No 753 74.8
Serum lactate dehydrogenase ≤480 IU/L 614 74.0 <0.001
>480 IU/L 102 55.4