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I wonder if people who had melanoma , They will l die sooner or later for melanoma .

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    gaby
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      Hello

       

      Besides live in fear, I wonder if people who  had melanoma , They will l die sooner or later for melanoma ..

       

      Know someone who had  melanoma and  died for other disease?

       

      My husband was diagnosed two years ago with stage 3A. Now he is 40 years old.

       

      thanks and regards

      gaby (argentina)

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        Janner
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          There are surival statistics for every stage.  At each stage, you will get some who die from melanoma, and others who don't.  As you go from stage 1 to stage 4, the percentages change drastically.  You get more survivors the lower the stage.  There is no way to know which individual will be in the "survivor" camp and who will eventually succumb to melanoma.  For example, I had a stage IB melanoma removed 21 years ago at age 29 (and 2 subsequent melanomas) and I'm still here not planning to die from melanoma.

          Janner
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            There are surival statistics for every stage.  At each stage, you will get some who die from melanoma, and others who don't.  As you go from stage 1 to stage 4, the percentages change drastically.  You get more survivors the lower the stage.  There is no way to know which individual will be in the "survivor" camp and who will eventually succumb to melanoma.  For example, I had a stage IB melanoma removed 21 years ago at age 29 (and 2 subsequent melanomas) and I'm still here not planning to die from melanoma.

            Janner
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              There are surival statistics for every stage.  At each stage, you will get some who die from melanoma, and others who don't.  As you go from stage 1 to stage 4, the percentages change drastically.  You get more survivors the lower the stage.  There is no way to know which individual will be in the "survivor" camp and who will eventually succumb to melanoma.  For example, I had a stage IB melanoma removed 21 years ago at age 29 (and 2 subsequent melanomas) and I'm still here not planning to die from melanoma.

              kpcollins31
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                We will all die someday from one thing or another. No sense worrying about it. While my pathology report from my recent surgery is not back yet, I am likely stage 4… and I turn 40 this month… And I plan to be around for quite a while longer. The stats for melanoma do not make much sense anymore as they were developed prior to the availability of new treatments. Live life with your husband and try not to worry about what might be because there are lots of steps in between.

                Kevin

                kpcollins31
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                  We will all die someday from one thing or another. No sense worrying about it. While my pathology report from my recent surgery is not back yet, I am likely stage 4… and I turn 40 this month… And I plan to be around for quite a while longer. The stats for melanoma do not make much sense anymore as they were developed prior to the availability of new treatments. Live life with your husband and try not to worry about what might be because there are lots of steps in between.

                  Kevin

                  kpcollins31
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                    We will all die someday from one thing or another. No sense worrying about it. While my pathology report from my recent surgery is not back yet, I am likely stage 4… and I turn 40 this month… And I plan to be around for quite a while longer. The stats for melanoma do not make much sense anymore as they were developed prior to the availability of new treatments. Live life with your husband and try not to worry about what might be because there are lots of steps in between.

                    Kevin

                    JerryfromFauq
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                      Yes, I have known people with even STAGE IV melanoma to live many years and then die from other diseases, even from "old AGE" .  Don't know what I am going to die from.  Might be melanoma, might not, even though I haven't been NED in 7 years. I know some people that were told back in the 1990's that they would be gone in a few months that are still going.  Are y'all stil looking at trying to get a State side Onc?

                       

                      JerryfromFauq
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                        Yes, I have known people with even STAGE IV melanoma to live many years and then die from other diseases, even from "old AGE" .  Don't know what I am going to die from.  Might be melanoma, might not, even though I haven't been NED in 7 years. I know some people that were told back in the 1990's that they would be gone in a few months that are still going.  Are y'all stil looking at trying to get a State side Onc?

                         

                        JerryfromFauq
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                          Yes, I have known people with even STAGE IV melanoma to live many years and then die from other diseases, even from "old AGE" .  Don't know what I am going to die from.  Might be melanoma, might not, even though I haven't been NED in 7 years. I know some people that were told back in the 1990's that they would be gone in a few months that are still going.  Are y'all stil looking at trying to get a State side Onc?

                           

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