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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Melanoma

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Dermatologist examining mole of woman's back.
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Dermatologist examining patient.
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What stage is my melanoma? How did you determine that?


Radiologist watching patient in CAT scanner in hospital.
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Will I need any other tests before we decide on treatment?


Patient getting second opinion.
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Should I get a second opinion?


Young man going through chemotherapy, wife by his side.
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Can you remove all of the cancer through surgery alone?


Doctor comparing test results.
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How will we know if the treatment is working?


"Surviving", highway sign.
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How successful is treatment for melanoma?


Close up of stitches after mole removal.
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Will my surgery leave a noticeable scar?


Stacked calendar, passage of time concept.
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How long will I need these treatments?


Dermatologist doing annual check up on patient.
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What are the chances of my cancer coming back?


Doctor performing follow-up check after mole removal.
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How often should I see you for follow-up?


Nurse drawing blood to see if patient is eligible for clinical trial.
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Am I eligible for a clinical trial?


Pregnant woman in front of window.
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Will treatment for my cancer affect my ability to have children?


Power of mind concept.
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Are there any complementary therapies I can do while receiving cancer treatment?


Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey

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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.