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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Burke
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends...: Chemotherapy is not the first-line treatment for melanoma, typically surgery would be. Chemotherapy would be used in addition to surgery in high-risk ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It has been an exciting year in melanoma. There were two new melanoma drugs approved last year and one of these agents was able to demonstrate a surv ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Melanoma include:: Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Surgery.
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Dr. Cynthia Lu
15 years experience General Practice
Yes: The lymph node biopsy is needed to make sure the cancer cells have been removed and/or contained. The drug treatment is to make sure your health impr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma & Biologics: Using data from more than 13, 000 people with rheumatoid arthritis, dr wolf determined that biologic therapy is associated with increased risk for bot ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Listen to him.: Stage iii melanoma is advanced, with palpable lymph nodes in its area. It has a 50% 5 year survival if only one node is involved and a 15-20% 5 year ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Sun exposure: Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer & rates of melanoma are rising rapidly, particularly in young people. Cases of melanoma have tripled ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Skin cancer: Which arises from melanocytes, which are the cells in the skin which give it color. For this reason, melanomas are often dark colored on the skin (bu ... Read More
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Cancer is not a contagious disease.
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