Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Cancer Outlook

What to expect with skin cancer:

  • Most cases of skin cancer are curable when the cancer is detected early.
  • Malignant melanoma is a very aggressive cancer that spreads quickly. It is usually fatal within 5 years if it spreads to other parts of the body.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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