A 40-year-old member asked:
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does untreated nodular melanoma continue to grow?

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Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Melanoma is a very bad type of skin cancer that can be lethal if left alone for a long enough time. The best treatment is surgery when it's caught early. Unless there is an absolute compelling reason not to have it removed, I would see surgeon who specializes in melanoma.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, it will continue to grow and spread to other organs.
Answered on Jul 7, 2016
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
YES: Untreated? Without a doubt.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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