A 37-year-old member asked:
what body organs are affected by skin cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jefferson Chen answered
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Metastases: Melanoma can spread or metastasize to the other organs of the body. The most common sites are to the liver, lung, brain, lymph nodes. Metastatic melanoma is considered stage iv.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
Dr. Sri Sundararaman answered
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
Briefly: Considered one of the largest organs of the body, skin cancer can be basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma, merkel cell or even rarer cell types. If you mean spread, skin cancer can spread to lymph nodes but melanoma & merkel cell at times can spread anywhere.
Answered on May 11, 2019
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