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What is the outcome of malignant melanoma related to skin cancer?

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In most cases, the outcome depends on how thick the tumor is. Thin lesions are almost always cured by simple surgery alone. Thicker tumors, which usually have been there for a while before they're found, may spread to other organs. Surgery can remove the tumor, but doctors may use other therapies, such as radiation therapy, immunotherapy or chemotherapy, to treat the tumors in other areas.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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