NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 26

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
Part 3: Melanoma staging
3.1 What is staging?
The staging system for melanoma is introduced.
3.2 TNM scores
Scores for tumor growth and spread are defined.
3.3 Stages of melanoma
The five stages of melanoma are presented.
3.4 Tools
Webpages about melanoma skin cancer staging
are listed.
The cancer treatments doctors recommend highly
depend on cancer staging. Staging is how doctors rate
and describe the extent of cancer in your body. Part 3
describes the staging system and the different stages
of melanoma. Contact your treatment team if you don’t
know your cancer stage. This information will help you
use the treatment guide in Part 6.
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