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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?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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yes, its call as recurrent melanoma, in any malignancy chances of disease to come back after surgery is there thats why role of adjuvant radiation therapy plays a vital role., my suggesion is you again meet Onco surgeon and get remove again and take radiation therapy afterwards.
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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