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My friend has skin cancer?

Postby shandy » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:47 pm

my best friend just told me like right now that he has skin cancer :c I want to know if its life threatening in anyways....well i mean it is cancer but can he live a normal life?
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My friend has skin cancer?

Postby mansfield » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:48 pm

Skin cancer can indeed be life threatening. It requires many trips to the doctor for care, just like other forms of cancer. Often enough, it is survivable.
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Postby lindleigh » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 pm

If it was diagnosed early and he gets it treated promptly, skin cancer is very survivable. It's also very common, even among young people. The standard treatment is to have the skin cancer surgically removed. Assuming the cancer is not a melanoma that has metastized to other parts of the body, that's usually the end of it and the patient goes on to live a normal life.
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