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How quickly can melanoma spread?
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Dr. Ronald Lippmann
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Immediately
Malignant melanoma begins to spread immediately.
Hence the name malignant.

In brief: Immediately
Malignant melanoma begins to spread immediately.
Hence the name malignant.
Dr. Ronald Lippmann
Dr. Ronald Lippmann
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends..
There are actually different types of melanoma.
The most important thing that predicts how dangerous a melanoma will be is the depth of its growth in the skin. Never shave a lesion which might be a melanoma. It needs to be biopsied by a doctors knowledgable in skin cancers. www.melanomafoundation.org.

In brief: Depends..
There are actually different types of melanoma.
The most important thing that predicts how dangerous a melanoma will be is the depth of its growth in the skin. Never shave a lesion which might be a melanoma. It needs to be biopsied by a doctors knowledgable in skin cancers. www.melanomafoundation.org.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Varies
Different melanoma grow at different speeds.
It is very hard to predict their growth rate.

In brief: Varies
Different melanoma grow at different speeds.
It is very hard to predict their growth rate.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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