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how likely is it for a 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Stage: Survival of melanoma depends on the stage of the cancer.
Answered on Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Stages at diagnosis are important. Without knowing your stage of melanoma, it is difficult to discuss prognosis. For example, stage iii has a 5 year survival of 50 to 60%. Stage iiia: 5 year survival is 75-80%. Stage iiib: 5 year survival is 50-60%. Stage iiic: 5 year survival is 40-45%. For stage iv, 5 year survival is 16%.
Answered on Sep 11, 2014
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