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Tests and Procedures That May be used in the Staging Process of Melanoma

Staging Melanoma
The Skin Cancer Program uses sentinel
lymph node (SLN) biopsy to detect
microscopic spread of melanoma in
regional lymph nodes with novel
imaging modalities to improve
accuracy

The following tests and procedures may be used in the staging process:

The results of these tests are viewed together with the results of the tumor biopsy to determine the melanoma stage.

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