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Contents
5

How to use this book
6

Part 1: Melanoma basics
7

Contents
8

Layers of the skin
9

How does melanoma start?
10

How melanoma spreads
12

Types of melanoma
13

Signs and symptoms of melanoma
14

Melanoma risks and prevention
16

Review
18

Part 2: Testing for melanoma
19

Contents
20

General health tests
21

Tumor tissue tests
22

Lymph node tissue tests
25

Blood tests
26

Imaging tests
26

Review
28

Part 3: Melanoma staging
29

Contents
30

What is staging?
31

TNM scores
32

Stages of melanoma
34

Review
36

Part 4: Overview of melanoma treatments
37

Contents
38

Surgery
38

Immunotherapy
42

Targeted therapy
44

Vaccine therapy
46

Chemotherapy
46

Radiation therapy
48

Clinical trials
50

Review
52

Part 5: Treatment guide
53

Contents
54

Tests for melanoma
56

In situ and local melanoma
60

Regional melanoma
66

Persistent melanoma and nonmetastatic recurrence
72

Metastatic melanoma
82

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
95

Contents
96

It’s your choice
97

Questions to ask your doctors
98

Weighing your options
102

Websites and resources
104

Review
104

Glossary
105

Dictionary
106

Acronyms
113

NCCN Panel Members
116

NCCN Member Institutions
117

Index
118