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what are metastatic melanoma patients chance sof survival through chemotherapy?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Variable: Depends on how much spread, were e it spread to, and if you are a candidate for chemotherapy. Can be either monthscor multiple years!
Answered on Jul 12, 2013
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Dr. Eric Whitman
35 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unlikely: Almost all patients treated with chemotherapy only for metastatic melanoma will die within12-18 months. There are some newer types of treatments that strictly speaking are not chemotherapy, including targeted therapy against certain genetic mutations and immunotherapy, that are much more successful.
Answered on Nov 11, 2012

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