Sunday, August 3, 2014

Malignant Melanoma on the Leg PART 2

Followup from my earlier blog about Malignant Melanoma 5 years in duration. Lucky for this patient his was a superficial spreading kind and has not grown deep enough to spread beyond the local skin.  A 1 cm margin of safety excision will be done in accordance to NIH guidelines.    Cure rate is in the high 90 % mark.  Patient will need followup with Dermatology and now living in FL will need a whole new look at sunscreen and sun clothing such as those from coolibar, etc.
When in doubt biopsy it out, it can save a life.

Another leg and life saved at the Family Foot & Leg Center, PA.

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