What are my chances of surviving melanoma?

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  • APhilip Friedlander, MD, Internal Medicine, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    What is the current survival rate for melanoma?

    For stage IV metastatic melanoma, life expectancy is around 8 to 10 months. In this video, Philip Friedlander, MD, an oncologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses survivability rates for melanoma.

  • AJeanine B. Downie, MD, Dermatology, answered
    The survival rate for patients whose melanoma is detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, is about 99%. The survival rate falls to 15% for those with advanced disease.
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