Malignant melanoma is the third most common cutaneous cancer after basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Although most malignant melanomas are diagnosed at an early stage, this cancer also has the inherent ability to spread aggressively. The most common sites of melanoma metastasis are skin and subcutaneous tissue, followed by lungs, liver, bones, and brain.
Treatment of metastatic melanoma depends on whether the disease is limited (resectable) or disseminated. For limited metastatic melanoma, resection or systemic therapy may be considered. For disseminated melanoma, systemic therapy, local therapy, clinical trial, or best supportive care may be considered, depending on the location and extent of the disease.
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