When newly diagnosed with melanoma that has spread to one or more lymph nodes, people must decide whether or not to undergo extensive surgery to remove all the remaining nodes in that area of the body. Photo: Alamy

Melanoma patients who remove lymph nodes do not live longer, study finds

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When newly diagnosed with melanoma that has spread to one or more lymph nodes, people must decide whether or not to undergo extensive surgery to remove all the remaining nodes in that area of the body. Photo: Alamy
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