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A 34-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Melanoma is a very bad type of skin cancer that can be lethal if left alone for a long enough time. The best treatment is surgery when it's caught ea ... Read More
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, it will continue to grow and spread to other organs.
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
YES: Untreated? Without a doubt.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If you have any type of melanoma, you should have it treated as soon as you can. Left alone, melanoma will end your life. The only time one would co ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Melanoma: Melanomas may develop anywhere on the body. The most common sites are areas intermittently exposed to the sun, such as the trunk and legs.One type of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
??: Not sure i understand. Is it truly melanoma? Why then is it not out? If you are not sure but have any lesion that looks funky, please have your doc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
No short answer: Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. As such it can cause DVT due to the as yet unknown ways that cancers effect the clotting system. It would be unusua ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
It needs to be remov: Melanoma is a cancer from pigment cells. If diagnosed early amd treated surgically it has a very high cure rate. More advanced melanomas do not have a ... Read More
A 58-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 48-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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