Metastatic Melanoma Life Expectancy

Metastatic melanoma means that cancer cells has spread to the tissues and lymph nodes regionally and/or to distant body organs. It is classified either stage III or IV that denotes metastasis. Metastasis greatly affects the survival rate or life expectancy of patients with melanoma. The 5-year survival rate of melanoma stage III would be around 50% to 68% while stage IV is around 18%.