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Does anyone have any info in regards to melanoma spreading?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Melanoma

While any melanoma patient faces the risk of melanoma spread, a cancer that is less than 1 millimeter (.
03 inches) thick may be located in just the top layers of the skin. In such a case, it may be less likely to spread, allowing a doctor to remove it and leave the patient free of cancer in some cases. Unfortunately, melanoma may reoccur, even after successful treatment.

In brief: Melanoma

While any melanoma patient faces the risk of melanoma spread, a cancer that is less than 1 millimeter (.
03 inches) thick may be located in just the top layers of the skin. In such a case, it may be less likely to spread, allowing a doctor to remove it and leave the patient free of cancer in some cases. Unfortunately, melanoma may reoccur, even after successful treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Mike Bowman
The deeper a melanoma is, the higher risk for spread and recurrence.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Melanoma

Melanoma can spread pretty much to anywhere in the body ( liver, lung, brain, bone, GI tract, eyes etc) --via blood and lymphatic system.
Treatment for advanced stage/stage IV as for now is ipilimumab- which has demonstrated improvement in survival in clinical trial. For more info go to www.Nccn.Com.

In brief: Melanoma

Melanoma can spread pretty much to anywhere in the body ( liver, lung, brain, bone, GI tract, eyes etc) --via blood and lymphatic system.
Treatment for advanced stage/stage IV as for now is ipilimumab- which has demonstrated improvement in survival in clinical trial. For more info go to www.Nccn.Com.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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