• If one has round white spots on The front Head is it a sign of melanoma recurrente?

    Asked by LuisKool on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    If one has round white spots on The front Head is it a sign of melanoma recurrente?

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      melanomamama

      If the white spots are vitiligo, that can be a sign in a melanoma patient that the immune system is gearing up to battle a recurrence of melanoma. Oncologists who treat melanoma patients with interluekin-2, a kind of immunotherapy, have noticed that one if its side effects is that, as it boosts the immune system, it can cause vitiligo - white patches. Not all dermatologists know this connection between vitiligo and melanoma, so I suggest that you see an oncologist who specializes in melanoma.
      Constance Emerson Crooker

      over 7 years ago

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