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Can surgery repair melanoma?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: Hopefully

If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed.
If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma.

In brief: Hopefully

If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed.
If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Melanoma is often treated initially by surgical excision.
If the lesion is superficial, surgery can be curative. If the lesion is deeper or has involvement in lymph nodes, further treatments may be necessary.

In brief: Sometimes

Melanoma is often treated initially by surgical excision.
If the lesion is superficial, surgery can be curative. If the lesion is deeper or has involvement in lymph nodes, further treatments may be necessary.
Dr. David Yan
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Cure

If found early enough surgery can cure melanoma.

In brief: Cure

If found early enough surgery can cure melanoma.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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