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Answers to Top Questions About Stage 4 Melanoma

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Top Questions About Stage 4 Melanoma, Answered


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Q: Why is knowing what stage I have so important?


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Q: I had a biopsy. Did you find any concerning features such as ulceration?


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Q: What should I know about mitotic rate?


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Q: If I need more tests, what do you recommend and when?


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Q: Tell me more


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Q: How do you determine my prognosis?


Dermatologist talking to patient about treatment options.
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Q: How would you decide on immunotherapies and targeted therapies?


Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C
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Q: What is Plan B if Plan A doesn't work?


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More information about choosing a Plan B


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Q: Whichever treatment I choose, how can I manage my side effects?


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More about managing side effects


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And a final word about managing side effects


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