NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 33

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Melanoma, Version 1.2014
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Melanoma staging
Websites | Review
Websites
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
Melanoma Research Foundation
Skin Cancer Foundation
Review
• Cancer staging is how doctors rate and
describe the extent of cancer in the body.
• Melanoma is grouped into stages to help plan
treatment.
• Cancer stages are based on the growth and
spread of the first tumor.
• Cancer staging is often done two times—
before and after lymph node surgery.
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