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Can you live a full life, if your melanoma is caught and "cured" in early stages?

Can you live a full life, if your melanoma is caught and "cured" in early stages?

Yes you can: If melanoma is detected in very early stage ad treated complete cure i expected out come. Some melanomas like nodular melanoma , where the tumor penetrates basal membrane the prognosis is unpredictable . ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


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How likely is a cure for 1.3mm melanoma?

How likely is a cure for 1.3mm melanoma?

See your doctor: See your doctor or dermatologist or plastic surgeon a s a p. Don't waste any time with melanoma (if it is melanoma). ...Read more

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Melanoma has an overall cure rate of around 80-90%. Superficial and lentigo are in the high 90's. What is Nodular overall?

About 95%: The modular form of melanoma begins on the skin and then travels downward. It's initial presentation, if superficial, is called Level 1 and is considered "in situ." ...Read more

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Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured ?(head)

Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured ?(head)

Yes!: Melanoma has about 50% probability of cure as long as it has only spread to the regional lymph nodes. The number of nodes affected by tumor will determine the risk of relapse and the odds of achieving cure . ...Read more

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Can someone be truly cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?

Can someone be truly cured of a serious cancer like lymphoma or melanoma?

Yes: Of course all cases are different but many people with either melanoma or lymphoma appear to be cured by their treatment, . ...Read more

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I have vaginal malignant melanoma, and scheduled to do surgery next Tuesday. However, my doctor said the possibility to be cured is very low.

I have vaginal malignant melanoma, and scheduled to do surgery next Tuesday. However, my doctor said the possibility to be cured is very low.

Gyn oncologist: I would recommend that if the surgeon scheduled to perform your surgery is not a gynecologic oncologist that you see one before your surgery. These doctors have the most training and experience in evaluating and treating cancers of the female organs and anatomy. Living in New York, you have access to some of the top specialists in the world. ...Read more

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Hi, tell me a way to cure a malignant melanoma that has metastesised in two axillary lymph nodes? Chemo, radiation and surgery is not an option.

Hi, tell me a way to cure a malignant melanoma that has metastesised in two axillary lymph nodes? Chemo, radiation and surgery is not an option.

Limited options: Ask yourself why these are not options, and discuss with a surgical oncologist. Patients do very well after an axillary dissection and return to normal activities with the arm. You may be relying on incorrect information in making that decision. The most feared side effect, lymphedema, will likely occur anyway secondary to the cancer under the arm. Surgery alone may be curative. ...Read more

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My father has metastatic melanoma, 1 lymph node involvement. Pet scan and CT scan shows no other metastasis at this time. Does this mean he is cured?

My father has metastatic melanoma, 1 lymph node involvement. Pet scan and CT scan shows no other metastasis at this time.  Does this mean he is cured?

Melanoma...: Melanoma is a very tricky disease and must be followed closely. It can metastasize to odd places. It is good news that only 1 lymph node is seen on pet/ct rather than many lymph nodes but one should note that micrometastases or very small lesions may be below the resolution of pet imaging. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more