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A 32-year-old member asked:

What happens if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer,what happens next (treatment..)?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Skin cancer: For a patient with metastatic skin cancer, a team of doctors will work with the patient to establish the best modalities of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy,
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Staging/treatment: typically these patients undergo imaging to make sure they are not Stage IV. Surgery is the main treatment for skin cancer. This typically involves removing the main tumor with a margin of normal skin and removing the lymph node basin to which the tumor has travelled. Additional radiation and/or chemotherapy may also be considered.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Supposing that someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what would happen next?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Follow up : You may need to follow up with a plastic surgeon / dermatologist for further treatment plan.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what happens next (treatment..)?

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Dr. James Davie
Pathology 23 years experience
Depends on cancer: The treatment options depend on what kind of metastatic skin cancer it is. It may also depend on preferences of the oncologist or surgeon, and/or enrollment in clinical trials. Check this site...it may have some answers for you. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/skin/Patient/page1
A 44-year-old member asked:

When someone gets a biopsy and is diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what happens next?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Need more info: Sorry, but I am having trouble understanding your question. What type of skin cancer are you asking about? Common ones include Basal Cell, Squamous Cell and Melanoma. The word "metastatic" means that a cancer (any type) has spread to a distant location like a lymph node or another organ (lungs, brain). If a cancer is metastatic it is usually staged as stage 4, hence my confusion. Please re-ask!

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