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What are the symptoms of metastatic melanoma?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Most patients with limited disease have no symptoms.
However, symptoms are more common when melnoma has travelled to certain locations; brain: headache or vision changes may occur; lungs: coughing or shortness of breath may occur; bowels: bleeding and anemia may occur; bone: pain may occur; skin or lymph nodes: pain may occur. The key word is 'may'. Symptoms may or may not happen.

In brief: Varies

Most patients with limited disease have no symptoms.
However, symptoms are more common when melnoma has travelled to certain locations; brain: headache or vision changes may occur; lungs: coughing or shortness of breath may occur; bowels: bleeding and anemia may occur; bone: pain may occur; skin or lymph nodes: pain may occur. The key word is 'may'. Symptoms may or may not happen.
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Most asymptomatic

Most metastatic melanoma patients have no symptoms unless there is a mass that can be seen or felt.
Brain metastases can cause headaches or neuro deficits, like weakness. People can also have a bowel blockage if there is an intestinal metastasis. But most common internal metastases like in the lung rarely cause any symptoms.

In brief: Most asymptomatic

Most metastatic melanoma patients have no symptoms unless there is a mass that can be seen or felt.
Brain metastases can cause headaches or neuro deficits, like weakness. People can also have a bowel blockage if there is an intestinal metastasis. But most common internal metastases like in the lung rarely cause any symptoms.
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