Metastatic melanoma

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What is metastatic melanoma?

Malignant melanoma is a form of skin cancer that is metastatic when it spreads spreads to another location. Staging is used to identify the extent of the disease. Stages I and II describe local metastases, whereas Stages III and IV describe the presence of local and distant metastases.

Common symptoms reported by people with metastatic melanoma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with metastatic melanoma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
metastatic melanoma (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Opdivo)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
metastatic melanoma (1)

Data from patients with metastatic melanoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with metastatic melanoma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
metastatic melanoma (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Opdivo)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
metastatic melanoma (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with metastatic melanoma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has metastatic melanoma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 8
40s 19
50s 16
60s 32
70+ 24
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 7
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

63% Female
37% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 43
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from metastatic melanoma patients who have completed their condition history
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