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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years!
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unlikely: Almost all patients treated with chemotherapy only for metastatic melanoma will die within12-18 months. There are some newer types of treatments that ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Early stage melanoma is frequently cured with surgery called a wide local excision. Late stage cancer (involving other organs such as the lungs or liv ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on stage: Not all cancers are alike, and neither are different melanomas. The survival from melanoma depends on the stage, which is based tumor thickness, ulcer ... Read More
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Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
Depends on stage: You need to have complete staging information. Once you have that, you can plug the information into this tool which gives very good prognostic infor ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It depends on depth of melanoma at time of excision and whether any lymph nodes are involved. Early melanomas less than .75 millimeters have close to ... Read More
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Dr. Sumit Sawhney
32 years experience Medical Oncology
Melanoma: Survival in melanoma is stage dependent , early stages are completely curable with later stages cure rates declining.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma : Melanoma is highly curable in the early stages when the cancerous cells remain superficial and have not spread to the deeper layers of the skin, lymph ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
100%: A lesion that is removed completely and had not spread before removal will have 100% survival rate, i.E, will not affect the longevity of the person.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma: Depends on how wide the excision was done. Usually over 90% over 10 years.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: In general in lost 10 years with new chemo previous decimal prognosis is now getting better , the way you describe , may have satellite metastasis . ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
But survival really: is based on the stage of the melanoma, so i can't give you that answer without knowing the stage
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Strum
53 years experience Medical Oncology
Melanoma: I do not know about other MDs but for me there are two key resources for both patients and physicians. One is simply called PUBMED for public medicine ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Variable survival fi: It is a very heterogeneous disease, so there is no one figure which will help you. If you give us the Breslow thickness of your nodular melanoma, we c ... Read More

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