“The prognosis and survival of a patient with melanoma depends on how deeply the cancer has invaded. With early diagnosis of melanoma, we are able to cure the melanoma 93 percent of the time or better. If melanoma invades deeply, however, the five-year survival can be less than 20 percent.” (Durkee, 2006)
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