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Hy, my mom was diagnosed 4 years ago with melanoma and now

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JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: my mom was diagnosed 4 years ago with melanoma and now its spread to the brain
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: she has 6 tumors of witch 2 are 4 cm in diameter
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today

Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

I am very sorry to hear about your mother. What is your question please?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I would like to know what options do we have to treat her
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

No problem, unfortunately if there is spread to the brain it is not curable. Therefore the options are palliative radiotherapy with the aim of reducing the size of any tumours.

Surgical options are also possible, but again this is not curative but a form of palliative treatment.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I see,how much does she have left!?
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

This can be difficult to judge. How long was your mother diagnosed? When did she develop metastatic disease?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She was diagnosed 4 yrs ago with melanoma IV and the doctor said it started to spread less than a year...6 tumors of witch 2 are 4 cm in diameter and started to have headache and walking problems like 2-3 weeks ago
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

I am really sorry to hear. Prognosis is done in 5 year survival statistics. So with melanoma that has spread, 25% will survive to 5 years after diagnosis if that gives you a better idea.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Thanks...!
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 10 days ago.

I wish you all the best, ***** *****