A 47-year-old member asked:
how long does it take melanoma to spread?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Course of tumors is very difficult to predict. Some tumors are already widely disseminated when first diagnosed.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
A Verified Doctor answered
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Depends: It depends on the depth of the melanoma, and where the melanoma is located. Generally, the thicker the melanoma, the higher the risk and velocity of metastasis. It can vary from decades to months, so it is very difficult to predict.
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
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