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Suggest treatment for stage-1 malignant melanoma

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Dr. Indranil Ghosh

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Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 in Cancer
Question: 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, which I'm understanding from Plastic Surgeon to be minimal?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is minimal

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Here the breslow thickness is less than 1 mm and it is not ulcerated, so it is a very early stage T1a melanoma. The XXXXXXX level early IV won't cause much concern here.

I think she will have a very good prognosis.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 2 hours later
Would you suggest Mohs surgery, modified Mohs or just plain surgery?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Standard surgery

Detailed Answer:
Since it is located on the chest, I would just recommend standard surgery for melanoma, also known as wide local excision.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
you are welcome

Detailed Answer:
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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