NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Melanoma, Version 1.2014
Websites | Review
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
Melanoma Research Foundation
Skin Cancer Foundation
• Cancer staging is how doctors rate and
describe the extent of cancer in the body.
• Melanoma is grouped into stages to help plan
• 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.