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DId they have the idea that it has widespread when they removed the melanoma?
It means they knew it has gone to subcutaneous tissue.
I am not sure why immunotherapy and chemo wasn't started. I am not sure if they already knew the spread and knew it won't help. It really depends on what rationale they were treating on.
And without the investigations and their discussion, I cannot give you the right answer.
We can start the converstaion from here.
As suggested in reports, considering your father medical history they deemed immunotherapy was too dangerous considering the sideeffects and the age.
Yes, you are right, I believe they thought that it is local cancer and doesn't need immunotherapy at that point of time.
I have worked in oncology for 2 years as specialist trainee doctor in Uk.
I don't think so. It will be along case and they might win it because initially it wasn't spread to start the treatment with.
Yes, that is a mistake. I agree.
As it is gone event, and he was not in my care. I can't do that.
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