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Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today
I am very sorry to hear about your mother. What is your question please?
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.
This can be difficult to judge. How long was your mother diagnosed? When did she develop metastatic disease?
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.
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