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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 melanoma

Have stage one or two melonoma on top of my head. What is the prosedure or the out come of this surgery? ...
 

Treatment for malignant melanoma on neck and toe?

come back with malignant melanoma . One is on the neck and one is on the toe. I thinkshe said the neck was.4mm and the toe .2mm so the prognosis was good and i have an appointment in a week ...
 

Diagnosed with Malegnant Melanoma stage three. On intravenous interferon, unable to take it. Suggestions?

My husband just completed 4 weeks of interferon intraveinously for Malegnant Melanoma stage III. He is considering not going on with the 43-44 weeks of the interferon shots. It's been really rough on him. What ...
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How to treat stage iv metastatic melanoma?

my husband has stage iv metastatic melanoma. he has been on trials and has just stop treatment ... months left possible 4, 6, or 8 months. he has already had one brain tumor removed. what might we expect ...
 

Diagnosed with stage 4 malignant melanoma in lung. Lost right eye. Refused chemo

recent symptoms just narrowed to malignant melanoma (stage4) inside lung.....refusing chemo since it seems pointless to extend any suffering for maybe 5 days per treatment...have about 3 mths left ...
 

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 ...
 

What is the prognosis for patient with stage 4 melanoma, rapid weight loss, large and bloody tumor on trunk?

A young man age 25 was just diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. The tumor was ver large and bloody and on trunk. Hes had this thing for like 4 yeats but just started getting worse. Then last month he lost ...
 

Stage III melanoma. In phase II interferon treatment, melanoma returned on left thigh. Treatment not effective?

I am a Stage III melanoma patient. During Phase II of interferon treatments (self-injected 3 times a week treatment), my melanoma returned on my upper left thigh. I am very discouraged by this news ...
 

14 year old with melanoma. What should be the treatment?

My 41 year old niece has just been diagnosed with advanced stage melanoma . We haven t a clue what to do about it. Her doctor is on vacation, and our first consult post-diagnosis is not until next week ...
 

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 ...
 

What is the treatment for vomiting when suffering from melanoma cancer?

my husband has been vomiting since 4pm yesterday afternoon, he cannot keep anything down, have been trying to get him to drink the hydralite but it keeps coming back up. my husband has melanoma cancer ...
 

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 ...
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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.
 
hi I'm a female, 21 yrs old, 158cm, and 75kg. I'm complaining of hyperpigmented skin on my neck I've had it for 4years or more. I have been to several dermatolo
Hi, It depends on the type of skin you have & exposure to sun.Should rule out melanoma before starting whitening creams;tinea,post-inflammation;and other dermopathies related to hyperpigmentation;check them with your dermatologist
 
If someone had melanoma but left it untreated%2C as it progressed how would they feel in themselves%3F%0A
This is a very general question and there is not necessarily an exact answer. Melanoma when left untreated can cause a variety of symptoms. Some patients may not have any symptoms until the disease advances significantly. General symptoms such as fatigue and weakness can sometimes develop. Lastly there can be pain if there is significant growth of melanoma cells in certain parts of the body
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