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what type of melanoma grows deep instead of spreading on top and then growing down?

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Dr. Douglas Liva
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Unclear: All melanomas are bad and can metastasize and once it spreads it is usually incurable.
Answered on Jul 18, 2014
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Nodular: Nodular melanoma tends to growth in depth instead of spreading. The treatment plans and prognosis for melanoma is based on the depth of the melanoma. Breslow depth is the most significant prognostic factor along with lymph node status.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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