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how long does the melanoma treatment last?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Treatment?: It depends on the treatment type.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
It depends: It depends on what treatment you are talking about. Interferon is given over a course of a year, usually, although some doctors favor giving it over one month. Vemurafenib can be given as long as there is a response. Ipilimumab is given every 3 weeks for a total to 4 doses.
Answered on Jan 30, 2013
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma. Recovery from surgery typically takes a few weeks depending on what operation is performed.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013

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