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Metastatic Melanoma: Where Can the Cancer Spread?

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Doctor examining the skin on a woman's arm.
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Dermatologist examining a mole on a man's back.
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Where is melanoma likely to begin?


Red blood cells in the bloodstream.
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There are three ways melanoma can spread


Melanoma.
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How does melanoma begin to spread in skin?


Male lymphatic system.
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How does it come into contact with the lymphatic system?


Fatigued senior man.
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What are signs that melanoma has metastasized?


Woman with chest pain.
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What are the symptoms melanoma has spread to the lungs?


Senior man experiencing nausea.
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What are the symptoms melanoma has spread to the brain?


Woman with loss of appetite can't eat breakfast.
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What are the symptoms melanoma has spread to the liver?


Broken arm in a cast.
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What are the symptoms melanoma has spread to the bones?


Man with severe abdominal pain.
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Melanoma may spread to the gastrointestinal tract


Dermatologist checking a patient's mole.
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How can you prevent melanoma from spreading?


Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn

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Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.