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Table 3 Influence of time since melanoma diagnosis and age at diagnosis on overall health by treatment

From: Health profiles of 996 melanoma survivors: the M. D. Anderson experience

Combined Treatment
  Total n = 384 Health Affected n = 117 Health Not affected n = 267
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Time from diagnosis    
   < 10 years 78 (19.9) 39 (51.3) 37 (48.7)
   10–20 years 128 (32.7) 36 (28.6) 90 (71.4)
   > 20 years 185 (47.3) 42 (23.1) 140 (76.9)
   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age at diagnosis (years)   44.7 ± 14.0 45.6 ± 12.1
Time from diagnosis (years)   16.6 ± 9.2 20.1 ± 8.4
Surgery Alone
  Total n = 566 Health Affected n = 35 Health Not Affected n = 531
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Time from diagnosis    
   < 10 years 96 (16.6) 7 (7.4) 87 (92.6)
   10–20 years 249 (43.2) 17 (7.0) 227 (93.0)
   > 20 years 232 (40.2) 11 (4.8) 217 (95.2)
   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Age at diagnosis (years)   42.4 ± 12.5 44.4 ± 12.3
Time from diagnosis (years)   16.8 ± 8.4 18.7 ± 8.7
  1. SD = Standard deviation
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