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What Happens With Melanoma If Left Untreated
Ct scan abd/pelvis,can it be melanoma(had melanoma), what should be done?Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.
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
It might: Any pathologist will tell you that the inside of a nodular melanoma is full of areas of rapid growth and usually areas where the tumor seems to be regressing. It's not incoinceivable that a nodular melanoma did not grow. If you have any suspicion that your mass is a melanoma or other cancer, ask to have it excised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If left untreated, would nodular melanoma continue to grow in 2.5 years? Is 3.5mm and hasn't grown.
Why are you waiting?: Melanomas grow and eventually metastasize. If you have a known melanoma it should be surgically removed as soon as possible with appropriate margins. At that depth, a sentinel lymph node biopsy is also advised. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have a melanoma on your leg can it eat downward into the deep veins if left untreated, causing dvt?
If a suspected mole is left without being removed, and it turned out to be melanoma , what will happen to the body , what the person will feel?
Yes: Melanoma is a very bad type of skin cancer that can be lethal if left alone for a long enough time. The best treatment is surgery when it's caught early. Unless there is an absolute compelling reason not to have it removed, I would see surgeon who specializes in melanoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If you have any type of melanoma, you should have it treated as soon as you can. Left alone, melanoma will end your life. The only time one would consider not treating it is if the patient can't undergo treatment, or if the life expectancy is already very short b/c of another medical problem. ...Read more
I have brown shaded vertical ridges in my left toe finger and i am very much scared that it might be melanoma. Please help me to get clarified. Thanks?
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
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