If melanoma skin cancer spreads
Cancer cells can spread from the area of skin where the cancer started to other parts of the body. This spread is called metastasis.
Understanding how a type of cancer usually grows and spreads helps your healthcare team plan your treatment and future care. If melanoma skin cancer spreads, it can spread to the following:
The soft tissues in the body (distinct from bone and cartilage).
Soft tissue includes muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels and other tissues that support structures and organs in the body.
Even though we are high school students, we were able to raise so much money for the Canadian Cancer Society. It just goes to show what can happen when a small group of people come together for a great cause.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.