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Melanoma Staging

When melanoma is found, more tests may be done to find out if the cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body. This is called staging, and it is necessary to determine the best treatment and management plan.

Understanding Your Stage of Melanoma

The 2009 American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stages of melanoma are:

Always consult your physician for more information regarding the staging of melanoma.

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