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end stage symptoms of malignant melanoma

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: Many melanomas are without symptoms. Some are itchy, irritated, or may bleed. They have often changed shape, size or color, but these changes are usua ... Read More
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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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience Dermatology
May be no symptoms: While a classic finding is a black, bleeding mole, that isn't always the case. Melanomas can sometimes be pinkish (amelanotic melanoma), rather than b ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Skin mole: Melanoma doesn't usually hurt or cause symptoms. Sometimes it itches or bleeds easily. If it is very large it can cause pain. If it has spread to o ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Malignant Melanoma: Aad malignant melanoma criteria: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
Depends on depth: Malignant melanoma is categorized by its depth in the skin. If it is superficial (melanoma in situ) it is less likely to spread, but not impossible. ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depth: The risk of melanoma spreading to other parts of your body depends on the thickness of your primary melanoma. Usually I recommend that a lymph node bi ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Photoprotection: Sunscreen use is extremely important. Due to the family history its important that you see a dermatologist for a complete skin exam.
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A 46-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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Genetic and UV: Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. It does have a familial component - meaning there are genetic mutations that put you at higher risk for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Metastatic: Metastatic melanoma can be found in other organ like brain, lung and liver. This means the melanoma has spread from the skin to other organ systems.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Melanoma: Melanoma is a surgical disease that is based on the depth of the melanoma. Please see an experienced provider in melanoma.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Not typically: This technique of heating tumor has been used in melanoma in a very limited way. One way, in the past was to isolate the vessels of a leg and pump hea ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Skin cancer: Malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins usually in the pigmented cells (melanocytes) of the skin. It is generally considered the most dangerous for ... Read More
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