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what are long term effects of having melanoma

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
It depends: The long term effects of having melanoma depend on how deep the cancer is at diagnosis and whether it has spread beyond the skin. For very thin (in si ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None / Death: This isn't the best place to go for a homework question, but we're glad to help. A basal cell carcinoma on the face won't do a thing beyond growing in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
3 main types: Basal and Squamous occur in older, sun exposure. Melanoma any age, these have different symptoms and signs. Local issues for the first 2. Melanoma u ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No specific time : lline. AAD Malignant Melanoma screening: ASYMMETRY: 1 half is unlike the other. BORDER: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. COLOR: varied with sh ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Widely Variable: Melanoma grows and invades at widely variable rates. It really is not possible to give a useful estimate to your question. As a dermatologist, I hav ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
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.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: That is a very open ended question. Early stage melanoma has a very good chance for cure whereas advanced melanoma is almost always fatal. Thus the im ... 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 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Treatment?: It depends on the treatment type.

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