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Metastatic Melanoma Preventable
Yes and No: Certain genetic conditions may predispose someone to malignant melanoma. But there are certainly things that can be done to boost one's immune system to fight cancers. And those with irregular moles should be seen at least yearly by their doctor or dermatologist to remove suspicious moles. Therefore, preventing a metastatic process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Melanoma=Mole Cancer: Cancerous moles, or melanoma can be genetic. Or they can arise from sun exposure to a mole. Sporadic exposure such as sunburns lead to a higher risk of melanomas in the moles. So a larger number of moles increases the melanoma risk. Redheads have a higher risk of melanoma. ...Read more
Can you tell me if someone has metastatic melanoma, do they have lymphoma or is that completely different disease?
Different: Lymphomas and melanomas are different diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The most common symptom would be no symptoms at all. Metastatic melanoma is often picked up on imaging. Symptoms can occur depending on the location of the lesions. Neurological symptoms for brain mets, bleeding or obstruction for GI mets, possible pulmonary symptoms for lung mets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Common sites are the lymph nodes, lung and liver, but it can potentially spread anywhere. ...Read more
Depends: The most common symptom would be no symptoms at all. Metastatic melanoma is often picked up on imaging. Symptoms can occur depending on the location of the lesions. Neurological symptoms for brain mets, bleeding or obstruction for GI mets, possible pulmonary symptoms for lung mets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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