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Korean Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2009;36(3):225-230.
Published online September 1, 2009.
A Case of Malignant Melanoma During Hormone Therapy.
Jung Yeob Sung, Hoon Kim, Yong Jin Kim, Seung Yup Ku, Seok Hyun Kim, Young Min Choi, Jung Gu Kim, Shin Yong Moon
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
2Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Over the last several decades, the incidence of malignant melanoma has been increasing rapidly. The annual incidence rates have increased approximately 3~7% in Caucasian population. The rate of increase is highest in perimenopausal period in women. The relationship between risk of melanoma and female hormone is still unclear. The safety of hormone therapy for the melanoma patients is not known. We experienced a case of melanoma in whom underwent hormone therapy for 10 years. We report this case with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Malignant melanoma; Hormone therapy; Estrogen; Menopause
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