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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Metastases: Melanoma can spread or metastasize to the other organs of the body. The most common sites are to the liver, lung, brain, lymph nodes. Metastatic melan ... Read More
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Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Briefly: Considered one of the largest organs of the body, skin cancer can be basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma, merkel cell or even rarer cell types. If you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: What kind of skin cancer. Basal and squamous skin cancers are usually local in occurrence and do not spread beyond confines of skin. Melanomas can and ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
All can be: Melanoma has the ability to travel to any organ in the body and create new tumors.
Dr. Oren Lerman
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numerous organs: Melanoma can be deadly precisely because it travels to other organs in the body.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Skin and others: Skin cancer came from skin cells. Some of the most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma involving ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Certain kinds can: Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma can and do spread to other organs. Melanoma is the big one. It will be summer soon. Wear sunscreen, a hat, a ... Read More
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Dr. Peggy Ching
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Depends on what type of skin cancer. Basal cell mainly stays on the skin, but some type can be more aggressive and spread to neighboring tissues, sam ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
It can: It depends on the type. Melanoma spreads to many other sites, and can do so very quickly. Basal cell and others tend to spread slowly. Regardless, ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Skin cancer: Melanoma and other skin cancers can spread to internal organs if not treated early. Other types of skin cancer can be very localized and unlikely to ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It all depends on St: Stage of Cancer determines the prognosis. Early stage Melanoma is highly curable but recurrence of melanoma can be bad news as it carries a bigger ris ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sun exposure: People exposed to excessive sun exxposure can be found to have a higher incidence of skin malignancies. This is true in Australia where there is also ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many ways: Skin cancer can range from a minor problem (a small bump or growth to be burned or cut off) to a life threatening issue (deeper melanomas). Early det ... Read More
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