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Untreated Sleep Apnea as a Determining Factor for Aggressive Melanoma

What the study has found

The study’s main finding revealed that patients who have a more severe form of sleep apnea also have an most aggressive form of melanoma. Even when the risk factors (age, gender, body mass index, sun exposure, and skin type) were factored out, the finding still holds true, according to the team. While the result does not automatically account melanoma as a result of sleep apnea, several significant implications can be derived.