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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Skin cancer: In its most typical form, melanoma is a cancer that originates in cells of the skin called melanocytes. In some cases melanoma can spread to other org ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer of skin: Melanoma is the worst form of the three common type of skin cancers. These arise due to genetic susceptibility and sun exposure. Generally the lesio ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Melanoma: I know of no genetic predisposition to melanoma. But behavioral link sun damage.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Quite common: Most melanomas in the US are diagnosed when they have thickness of 1mm to 3mm) are diagnosed in about 30% of patients and carry an intermediate progn ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The symptoms of Melanoma include:: Color change, Enlarged lymph nodes, Fever, malaise, aches, Sun exposure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Use ABCDE RULE: It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines a=asymmetry of lesion b=border is irregular c=colors are multiple ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Surgery and others: Surgical excision is the mainstay of melanoma therapy. The primary tumor is always removed, and sometimes lymph node removal can be helpful depending ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Hopeful but not cure: Patients with a V600 BRAF mutation, approximately 40-60% of melanoma patients! and with metastatic/advanced disease may benefit from Debrafenib. Howev ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Early stage melanoma is frequently cured with surgery called a wide local excision. Late stage cancer (involving other organs such as the lungs or liv ... Read More
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