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Had malignant melanoma removed from face. What is the survival rate?

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I've just had a malignant melanoma 2.3 mm removed from my face. Non ulcerated. As an otherwise extremely healthy regular running 62 yr old male what are the odds on surviving the next 5 and 10 years please? John XXXXXXX
Posted Sat, 10 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 17 minutes later

The odds of survival in melanoma are based on the histologic XXXXXXX clasification, depth of tumor, size, presence of ulcerations and other variables. You can use this link:


With your own pathology information and get an estimate, remember, these are just estimates coming from studies and may have individual variations.

Best regards,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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Follow-up: Had malignant melanoma removed from face. What is the survival rate? 10 hours later
was it not possible to put the link in a format that i could simply 'click on'? If it is please do. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 7 hours later
unfortunately no, because of limitations on the website interface

Simply copy the whole address and paste it in the top part of your browser, that should work

best regards
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