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A 44-year-old member asked:

What would experts say about affect of skin cancer on your body?

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Dr. Denis Winder
60 years experience
Information: Skin cancer generally does not affect the body as long as it is discovered and treated early. However if left alone, it can spread to other organs which can be a lethal process.
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 31 years experience
Skin cancer : Some skin cancers are locally invasive and grow deeper into the skin, fat or even bone if left untreated. Other skin cancers such as melanoma have the potential to spread or metastasize to internal organs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How is skin cancer spread through the body?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Blood and lymph: Skin cancers (like most cancers) can spread one of 3 main ways. 1. Direct spread/growth. 2. Travel through the lymphatic drainage systems (where they go to lymph nodes) and 3. Via the blood (where cancers can jump from skin to lung, brain, liver, etc).
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