NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 5

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
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Part 1: About melanoma
1.1 Layers of the skin
Describes the different parts and cells that make
up the skin.
1.2 What is melanoma skin cancer?
Describes how and where melanoma skin
cancer starts.
1.3 How melanoma spreads
Describes the ways that melanoma cancer cells
spread in the body.
1.4 Types of melanoma
Describes the four main types of melanoma of
the skin.
1.5 Signs and symptoms of melanoma
Describes the signs of melanoma skin cancer
and ways to find it early.
1.6 Melanoma risks and prevention
Describes what increases the chance of getting
melanoma and ways to prevent it.
1.7 Tools
Lists webpages with basics about melanoma
skin cancer.
You’ve learned that you have melanoma skin cancer. It’s
common to feel shocked and confused. Part 1 reviews
some basics about melanoma that may help you start
to cope and plan for treatment. These basics may also
help you use the treatment guide in Part 6.
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