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can you get melanoma in the bowel

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Palliative: The time can vary widely due to many factors and the best treatment may be palliative - to keep all body systems as strong and healthy as possible and ... Read More
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: Traditionally, this would be associated with a short survival. But over the last 3 years, a number of new chemotherapy drugs are available which may ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any recent change?: If the lesion has not had any recent changes, it is very unlikely to be melanoma.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Cured: You are cured most likely. No treatment needed except for a skin check every 6 months by a dermatologist as your chances for another melanoma are high ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Monitoring: Once you have developed a melanoma you are at risk for developing additional melanomas. You should be performing monthly skin checks at home with the ... Read More
Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Monitoring: You should be monitored for possible recurrent (very low risk at this point) or new melanoma, usually by a dermatologist.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
New Meds for Melanom: You may benefit from a second opinion as there are now several new medicines available to treat metastatic melanoma. Some of them are immunotherapy ba ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: A melanoma that has not spread to any other organs would not show up on a CR scan.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
This is outside ?: Castor oil packs most likely do not do anything. I am thinking of the external application of the oil in cloth on skin. If there is heat, there could ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Berns
20 years experience Pathology
Easy to see: Melanosis coli is very easy to pick up under the microscope. One looks for big cells called histiocytes that are filled with pigment. Ischemic bowel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Sun and gene: Uv light (heavy-exposures) and genetics (family history of melanoma, oncogene-carriers) are the two biggest reasons. But there are many unknown factor ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yep it rare: Melanoma can occur on any skin surface. Increased risk in sun exposed areas.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Surgery: It is important to catch it early and to have a wide local excision with a clear margin.
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