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How high is survival rate for malignant melanoma?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Varies: It depends on depth of melanoma at time of excision and whether any lymph nodes are involved. Early melanomas less than .75 millimeters have close to a 100 per cent survival. Dpeer melanomas greater than 1 mom, then greater 2 mm, and 3 mm. Have lower per cent age of 5 year cure rate. There are 2 new drugs for advanced melanomas. Early treatment is essential.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 24 years experience
Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for highest chance of cure.
Apr 14, 2012
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Melanoma: Survival in melanoma is stage dependent , early stages are completely curable with later stages cure rates declining.

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