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melanoma in the lungs

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes it is: Melanoma starts in the skin or mucosa. If it spreads to the lung it is very serious. Some times surgery can be done to remove the melanoma from the lu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that if caught late can travel to other areas of the body and frequently will spread to the lungs and several ot ... Read More
Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Melanoma Metastases: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that can spread via the bloodstream to the lungs. A ct scan or MRI scan can detect lung metastases.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Sometimes none: Melanoma that has spread to the lung does not always have associated symptoms. The patient may be a symptomatic but has evidence of spread noted on c ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No symptoms: Usually cancer that spreads to the lungs does so silently, until it is very advanced. Lymph node involvement that results in enlarged nodes is also co ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually no symptoms: Usually there are no symptoms until the tumors are quite large. These are usually picked up on imaging performed as part of the follow up. Lymph n ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Melanoma: Melanoma with secondaries has a poor prognosis.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cullington
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Metastatic melons a: The survival rate is very poor and side effects are many life span is measured in months and cure is almost non existent.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Very serious: Melanoma's response to 21st century treatment is so unpredictable that even lung metastases, which until recently did mean certain death eventually, m ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Melanoma in situ: This stage 0 melanoma is considered a precancerous lesion by some and when totally removed very rarely recurs and doesn't spread. Continue yearly skin ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Too many Variables: I am sorry to hear of your family's struggled. But we do not have any concrete information about your father's health condition. This is a question t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. This information comes directly from the american academy of dermatology. Asymmetry: if the mole has asymmetry (one half is unlike the other h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't understand...: ...Are you seeking a relationship between melanoma and other risks of cancer, or do you question if your ferritin level implies same?
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