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Should I talk to my doctor about my stage 4 melanoma symptoms?

In stage 4 melanoma, cancer has already spread past your skin into the rest of your body, so it's important to talk to your doctor as soon as you notice any symptoms. Suspicious symptoms that may suggest stage 4 melanoma include classic symptoms of melanoma like unusual new skin growths or changes in an existing mole's color, shape, or texture. However, symptoms may include other problems coming from tumors throughout the body, depending on how far the melanoma has spread. The earlier the diagnosis, the more likely it is that treatment may ease your symptoms.

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