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What sort of skin cancer metastasizes most often?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Melanoma
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer, arising from the pigment cells of the skin.
When caught early, the chance for cure is high; however, once it has spread, it is very difficult to cure.

In brief: Melanoma
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer, arising from the pigment cells of the skin.
When caught early, the chance for cure is high; however, once it has spread, it is very difficult to cure.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Melanoma
Melanoma is the type of skin cancer is the most likely to travel to distant sites in the body.
Melanoma has the ability to for tumors in any location in the body.

In brief: Melanoma
Melanoma is the type of skin cancer is the most likely to travel to distant sites in the body.
Melanoma has the ability to for tumors in any location in the body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Melanoma mets early
Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer because it will metastasize (spread to lymph nodes or distant sites on the body) much earlier and at a much smaller size than most other skin cancers.
Early detection is the key to survival for melanoma. Squamous cell cancer can metastasize, but usually only once it is relatively large. Basal cell carcinoma almost never metastasizes. Best wishes.

In brief: Melanoma mets early
Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer because it will metastasize (spread to lymph nodes or distant sites on the body) much earlier and at a much smaller size than most other skin cancers.
Early detection is the key to survival for melanoma. Squamous cell cancer can metastasize, but usually only once it is relatively large. Basal cell carcinoma almost never metastasizes. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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