Cancer

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Jeff05, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. Jeff05

    Jeff05 Senior Member
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    If a person is diagnosed with malignant melanoma, what reasons would there be to postpone treatment for 6 months?
    Lets say it's stage 1 or even 0.
     
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  3. Annette

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    What kind of treatment? Watchful waiting after surgery to remove the lesion? If the lesion hasn't spread, and is totally removed by the biopsy, watchful waiting may be the only thing needed.

    If you are asking about this for yourself or another person, and you or that person is concerned, get a second opinion from a professional.
     
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    Yes, after the malignancy is excised, you should wait and observe for metastasis from the primary tumor.

    Chemo and radiation (after surgery to remove the tumor) have shown no benefit in patient survival rates, so it is usually best to just wait and observe.
     

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