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Posted - 04/03/2012 :  02:25:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doctors often measure the success of cancer treatment in terms of the five-year survival rate. A person usually is considered to be cured if he or she is alive and without any trace of skin cancer five years after first being diagnosed. The chances of a cure depend on many factors, including how early the disease was diagnosed and effectively treated.

Listed below are five-year survival rates for skin cancer:

Basal cell carcinoma is more than 99 percent.
Squamous cell carcinoma is more than 95 percent.
Malignant melanoma is about 88 percent for cases treated when the cancer is still localized. About 82 percent of melanoma cases are diagnosed at this stage. The survival rates drop to 58 percent when melanoma has spread to nearby lymph nodes, and 13 percent when it has spread to distant parts of the body.
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