What Are Approach Considerations of Advanced Malignant Melanoma?

Q:
My grandma was diagnosed with the advanced malignant melanoma, what should we choose for her advanced melanoma treatment ? Only surgery? And how is the advanced melanoma prognosis?
A:
It depends. If it’s in the early stage, surgery is definitely the first choice. Here are some approach considerations may be helpful to you:

  • Stage 0 – Excision. In this stage, you should ask help from your dermatologist.
  • Stage I  – Excision, with or without lymph node management. Here the 10-year survival rate ranges from 86 to 95 percent.
  • Stage II – Excision, with or without lymph node management. Here the 10-year survival rate ranges from 57 to 67 percent.
  • Resectable stage III – Excision, with or without lymph node management; adjuvant therapy and immunotherapy. Here the 10-year survival rate ranges from 24 to 68 percent.
  • Unresectable stage III, stage IV, and recurrent melanoma – Intralesional therapy, immunotherapy, signal transduction inhibitors, chemotherapy, palliative local therapy.  In this stage, 10-year survival rate is 10 to 15 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

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