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how long does melanoma take to spread

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Course of tumors is very difficult to predict. Some tumors are already widely disseminated when first diagnosed.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: I do not believe we should look at the time for melanoma to go to brain, as the first sign in the body might be a brain hemorrhage secondary to presen ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Variable, unpredicta: Melanoma can be unpredictable and is quite variable in its behavior. If you can tell us the exact information about this melanoma such as a biopsy rep ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Right after surgery: Keep in mind that 75% of melanoma would not kill any patient. Among those people, their melanoma rarely spread beyond the original lesion site. So for ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It varies: There are different kinds of melanoma and they grow at different rates. In all types, the deeper the melanoma grows in the skin, the more dangerous i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, vicinity of the organs, whether being treated or not.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
No answer for: This depends. It is different for different people.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience General Surgery
Depend : All depends on what stage the cancer is at time of diagnose and treatment.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some will grow very rapidly and spread to distant sites of the body at an early stage. Others will grow slowly and never metast ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: As we have discovered different forms of breast cancer, we realize that each is different depending on the person affected. The biology of the tumor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
In 1 wk: HPV, associated with squamous Ca affects two different areas. One is in the vagina cervix and the other in the H&N. In either case, the identifi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Loss
32 years experience Transplant Surgery
We don't know. : Metastatic spread of liver cancer (hcc) usually occurs late in the course of the disease. The larger the tumor, the more likely it has spread outside ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
?: Children and teenagers can get lung cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
It depends...: Different type of cancers develops differently. For example, it takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer to do so, hence the recommendation to ha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: Most patients recover on their own..Incubation time from exposure to illness is from 1-4 weeks. The disease can become chronic in about 5% of patients ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on rectal cancer http://www.Cancer. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure the : Answer is clear. Hpv infection is easily transmitted by simple kissing and sexual means, and "infection" is common. Abstinence sometimes leads to cl ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It can take long.: Most patients present at over age 50. Tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, is certainly a risk factor. There may be few or no symptoms. Mouth can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Bayati
32 years experience Wound care
MRSA: Assuming MRSA infection? Then if MRSA germs are in the body and in matter of hours to days one may have infection. Having said that we might have MRSA ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: No definite answer. Hpv virus can cause mutations which can lead to cancer development. Our body often clears hpv on its own before mutations that lea ... Read More
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