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Is stage 4 melanoma curable

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Is melanoma curable?

My father was diagnosed with Melanoma , how long usually people live with this type of cancer, not sure yet what stage it is we just found out today. He have like 5 lumps on his head and one on his hip ...
 

Is melanoma curable?

My father was diagnosed with Melanoma , how long usually people live with this type of cancer, not sure yet what stage it is we just found out today. He have like 5 lumps on his head and one on his hip ...
 

Suggest treatment for stage-1 malignant melanoma

my wife has just been diagnosed with malignent melanoma , early stage 4 with breslow .6mm thickness. should I be more concerned with the early stage 4 or less concerned because of the breslow .6mm thickness ...
 

Suggest treatment for stage 2B melanoma

Hi my best friend 78yr old male had a stage 2B melanoma removed from the top of his head . Lymph node biopsy was negative. It was a large 4mm? Thick lesion. He was advised to have radiation treatment ...
 

What is the recovery period of a person with spreading scalp melanoma?

My brother suffers from stage 4 melanomas (brach chromosome mutation type) on scalp (removed by surgery 2 years ago) spread to lungs, and now possibly other organs. For 5 months he has struggled ...
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Had stage 1 melanoma removed, noticeable colourless lumps on nose. Is melanoma repeating?

Hi, Just over three years ago my husband had a stage 1 melanoma removed from his lower arm . He ... the size of a flat pencil top rubber. Could this be a return of the melanoma. We are so worried. Thank you ...
 

I have a weird mole, signs of melanoma, please suggest

I have a wierd mole, and I am seeing a dermatologist next week. Aftr spending some time in sub yesterday,with spf 100, the whole area under and around it, about 4 inches in diamter, is swollen and puffy ...
 

Can a brown spot on the finger nail be due to melanoma ?

Hi doctor, yesterday i found little black line on my thumbnail, i am afraid is that Melanoma under ... in adress bar http://i42.tinypic.com/jgpb4m.jpg ...
 

Diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, have fluid filled lungs, breathing difficulty, swollen feet, hands with severe pain. How much time do I have with me?

Mt father was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in Dec. We know the end is near. His lungs ... is building up in his body. Any indication of how much time this means we have with him. I live 4 hours away ...
 

Lump in lower leg, diagnosed with melanoma, biopsy negative. Related to lymph nodes?

I have a lump in my lower right leg, slightly above the ankle. I was diagnosed with melanoma on a small spot milimiters in diameter, it was first stage, very early find, for precaution, about six months ...
 

How can foot of malignant melanoma patients be kept clean and healthy ?

melanoma is in stage III. our doc has been a great support to us. he has taken very good care of our mum ...our mum aged 65, fair complexion has been suffering from malignant melanoma of foot Respected ...
 

High pulse rate, difficulty breathing, sharp stabbing pains. Stage two melanoma. Treatment?

stressed about anything when this happens. Also, if it has anything to do with it I had stage two melanoma ...
 

Can melanoma skin cancer reappear on the same site where surgery took place 5 yrs ago ?

I had melanoma skin cancer stage 1 removed off my hand almost 5 years ago. now at the surgical site now there appears to be a similar looking flackey red spot again, can it reappear on the surgical site? ...
 

What is the treatment of melanoma ?

hi my daughter had a lesion removed from her ear and they termed it PEM or overlaps with animal type melanoma she went back in and had a wider margih removed.my question is will she need any other ...
 

Diagnosed with stage 3a melanoma with positive lymph node after superficial inguinal lymph node dissection. Will Interferon treatments help?

diagnosed with stage 3a melanoma with 1 positive lymph node (microscopic) 6 weeks out from superficial inguinal lymph node dissection . Needing to mad a decision whether or not to do Interferon ...
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How could i verify if i have melanoma?
hi Please visit a dermatologist. Melanoma can be diagnosed clinically, however confirmation and staging of the melanoma is via a biopsy. Take care.
 
how serious is melanoma
Hi, Melanoma is a serious disease. The seriousness depends upon the site (non operable) , more extent of spread / depth / increased age . These increases the seriousness. Presence of small patch over limbs are less serious comparative to melanoma of eye, choroid etc. Hope I have been helpful. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil
 
What are the symptoms of eye Melanoma?!
Hello! The most common symptoms of eye melanoma include: a dark spot on iris ,blurry vision on one eye,flashing lights . Take care.
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