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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: What kind of skin cancer. Basal and squamous skin cancers are usually local in occurrence and do not spread beyond confines of skin. Melanomas can and ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
All can be: Melanoma has the ability to travel to any organ in the body and create new tumors.
Dr. Oren Lerman
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numerous organs: Melanoma can be deadly precisely because it travels to other organs in the body.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Metastases: Melanoma can spread or metastasize to the other organs of the body. The most common sites are to the liver, lung, brain, lymph nodes. Metastatic melan ... Read More
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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
Briefly: Considered one of the largest organs of the body, skin cancer can be basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma, merkel cell or even rarer cell types. If you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Certain kinds can: Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can and do spread to other organs. Melanoma is the big one. It will be summer soon. Wear sunscreen, a hat, a ... Read More
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Skin: Yes skin cancers, especially malignant melanoma have the potential to spread to internal organs if not detected early. Basal cell and squamous cell sk ... Read More
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Unfortunately, melanoma has the potential to spread to internal organs, thus the importance of diagnosing it as early as possible. Other kinds of skin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Depends on what type of skin cancer. Basal cell mainly stays on the skin, but some type can be more aggressive and spread to neighboring tissues, sam ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
It can: It depends on the type. Melanoma spreads to many other sites, and can do so very quickly. Basal cell and others tend to spread slowly. Regardless, ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Skin cancer: Melanoma and other skin cancers can spread to internal organs if not treated early. Other types of skin cancer can be very localized and unlikely to ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It all depends on St: Stage of Cancer determines the prognosis. Early stage Melanoma is highly curable but recurrence of melanoma can be bad news as it carries a bigger ris ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Cancer of skin cells: Skin cancer is cancer that occurs in the various types of cells that make up the skin. For example, squamous cancer is cancer that occurs in the surf ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Color and cancer: Caucasians are the primary victims of skin cancer. However, everyone, regardless of skin color, can fall prey to it. Unfortunately, many patients and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Sometimes can happen because of irritation of sensory nerve endings.

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