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Suggest treatment for malignant melanoma

I was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma on my left callve. I am having surgery wednsday and the plastic surgeon might do a skin graft. If I have it done will they admit me into the hospital? My insurance does not cover the machine they want to give me.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014
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Thanks for your question on HCM.
For skin grafting hospital admission is must.
And you have to take post operative chemotherapy to prevent local as well as distal spread.
Skin grafting needs daily dressing and wound care for atleast 2 weeks.
So 1 week hospitalisation is necessary and advised.
So better to discuss these with your treating plastic surgeon before the procedure.
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