Yes, it can. But everyone is different and every cancer is unique.
I lost a dear friend of mine several years ago. She had a spot the size of a pencil eraser on her arm. Did surgery, chemo and in 1/1/2 years it took her life.She was 45.
My father had Melanoma at 85. it was extensive. They did surgery only because of his age. His body fought it until he was 92.