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Melanoma metastasis to the spleen

ortho40
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Joined: Feb 2012

Does anybody on here have any information on melanoma that has metastasised to the spleen as the primary organ? Do you know if they remove the spleen? Thank you

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dearfoam
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Joined: Apr 2011

Hi,

My dad had Melanoma spread to his spleen after first being discovered in his lungs and brain. When a biopsy was needed, he was already on blood thinners due to clot issues, and the spleen was considered as an option, but deemed too risky to remove, due to the bleeding.

I don't know if this really helps, but it depends on many factors if the doctors will remove organs or try to treat them.

Good luck, I hope they are able to remove it!

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