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what is the life expectancy of a woman with untreated melanoma

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Variable: There are several things that help estimate: - how long ago was the initial melanoma diagnosed? - how extensive are the lymph node and the distant m ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: This also depends on overall health. But here are the average of 5 year overall survival. Stage 3a - between 57 to 73% will live for more than 5 yea ... Read More
Dr. Eric Whitman
36 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: For stage 3 melanoma survival depends on number of lymph nodes involved, size of lymph node metastases, and tumor ulceration. This survival ranges fro ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Lymph nodes.: The main thing in stage iii melanoma in anyone is that there are palpable lymph nodes in the vicinity of the tumor/melanoma. It has a 50% 5 year surv ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually none: Most melanoma patients are without symptoms, except for the primary melanoma on the skin. Other symptoms could be firm lymph nodes in the neck, axilla ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Black moles: Women and men can both get melanomas due to excessive sun exposure and genetics. Melanomas do not discriminate. Any exposed skin can get them includin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 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
16 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not nescessarily: do you have gel nails put on. Some association with gel nail application and UV lamps.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 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
35 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Be safe, get checked: New moles at any age usually are NOT melanoma. And not all brown spots are moles, especailly at your age. So most likely this is benign. However, it s ... Read More
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