10 doctors weighed in:
What's the best treatment to get rid of melanoma?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depend on stage
Surgery is the only curative therapy for early stage melanoma (the 5- and 10-year survivals are: 97% and 95% for stage ia, 92 and 86% for stage ib, 81 and 67% for stage iia, 70 and 57% for stage iib, 78% and 68% for stage iiia, 59 and 43% for stage iiib, 40 and 24% for stage iiic).
For stage IV or metastatic disease, cure is rare, and is seen mainly with immunotherapy such as high dose il2 or ipi.

In brief: Depend on stage
Surgery is the only curative therapy for early stage melanoma (the 5- and 10-year survivals are: 97% and 95% for stage ia, 92 and 86% for stage ib, 81 and 67% for stage iia, 70 and 57% for stage iib, 78% and 68% for stage iiia, 59 and 43% for stage iiib, 40 and 24% for stage iiic).
For stage IV or metastatic disease, cure is rare, and is seen mainly with immunotherapy such as high dose il2 or ipi.
Dr. Hung Khong
Dr. Hung Khong
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
It is important to catch it early and to have a wide local excision with a clear margin.

In brief: Surgery
It is important to catch it early and to have a wide local excision with a clear margin.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Richard Orr
In many cases, a lymph node (sentinel node) is biopsied at the time that the melanoma is removed.
Dr. Paul Zhang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Immunotherapy!
When i was at yale, prof popac collected a lot of spontaneous recovered cacer cases.
From the cases, you can know how powerful our immune systems are. I also have a liver cancer patients(he was diagnosed with biopsy and confirm by 2 cancer centers) who survived more than 5 years, cancer free.(normally they only live 6-12 months). And the cancer is gone without any chemo. The immune systems attacke.

In brief: Immunotherapy!
When i was at yale, prof popac collected a lot of spontaneous recovered cacer cases.
From the cases, you can know how powerful our immune systems are. I also have a liver cancer patients(he was diagnosed with biopsy and confirm by 2 cancer centers) who survived more than 5 years, cancer free.(normally they only live 6-12 months). And the cancer is gone without any chemo. The immune systems attacke.
Dr. Paul Zhang
Dr. Paul Zhang
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