…”When there is distant metastasis, the cancer is generally considered incurable. The five year survival rate is less than 10%. The median survival is 6 to 12 months.”
…”Stage 0: Melanoma in Situ (Clark Level I), 100% Survival”
Metastasis (Greek: displacement, μετά=next + στάσις=placement, plural: metastases), sometimes abbreviated mets, is the spread of a disease from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metastasis
In plain words, if McCain’s MDs did not catch it in time, he wouldn’t be running for president, he would be dead. If the cancer which is only IN THE SKIN, it is cut out, it is gone, there is no cancer to spread. Not only dermatologists know this but millions of persons prone to any skin cancer know that frequent skin checks, excising pre cancerous areas, stops cancer from invading the skin and getting into the general areas of the body, KNOW this. Obama’s dogs are barking up the wrong tree.
Physicians speaking about this, not being dermatologists are UNETHICAL. The above concepts of
are learned in medical school before they put one hand on one patient in a hospital or clinic. What some of them are saying about looking at McCain’s medical records, “find out if it has spread”, know that if it had, he would be dead. They are disingenuous at best and pulling your leg at worst.
Obama’s political attack machine needs a second opinion.