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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could a teenage resist treatment for stage 4 metastatic melenoma with mets to brain, liver and skin?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Unsure of question: I'm not sure I'm reading your question correctly. Are you asking if a teenager can REFUSE treatment? It depends upon age of the teenager and the state they live in. If your question is can a teenager be "resistant" to treatment, meaning the treatment won't have much likelihood of working, the answer is yes. How sad- stage 4 melanoma is very rare in teens - I don't think I've ever heard of a case.
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