NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Melanoma, Version 1.2014
cells. An FNA biopsy is the preferred method, but
an excisional lymph node biopsy is another option.
(Read page 20 for details on each type of lymph node
biopsy.) You may also have baseline imaging tests for
staging and to check out specific signs or symptoms
of cancer. For example, you may have a CT scan of
your pelvis if your doctor feels enlarged lymph nodes
in your groin. (Read Part 2 on page 21 for imaging
For treatment recommendations for
stage III melanoma, see Chart 5.3.2.