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How probable is it for an 72 year old male survivor of melanoma skin cancer to die before age 80?
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Age doesn't matter
Depth does.
.. Your surgeon or dermatologist can tell you how deep the melanoma was...The deeper the more dangerous. The prognosis for a melanoma depends on how deep the tumor grew before removal and if it spread anywhere... Best wishes.

In brief: Age doesn't matter
Depth does.
.. Your surgeon or dermatologist can tell you how deep the melanoma was...The deeper the more dangerous. The prognosis for a melanoma depends on how deep the tumor grew before removal and if it spread anywhere... Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very likely
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive cancers.
At 80 mortality by any cause is very high for any reason. Human beings live as average 76 if female and 72 if male. It is very likely to die at 80 for any reason.

In brief: Very likely
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive cancers.
At 80 mortality by any cause is very high for any reason. Human beings live as average 76 if female and 72 if male. It is very likely to die at 80 for any reason.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Depends on stage
Survival is based on the stage of the disease.

In brief: Depends on stage
Survival is based on the stage of the disease.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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