TNM Staging for Melanoma
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines use TNM staging for biopsy-confirmed cases of melanoma.
All patients with biopsy-confirmed melanoma should be referred to a surgeon and/or medical oncologist.
- Per NCCN guidelines, when the sentinel lymph node is positive, complete lymph node dissection should be discussed.
- When the sentinel lymph node is positive by pathology only, systemic imaging is indicated to evaluate specific signs or symptoms.
- When the sentinel lymph node is clinically positive, systemic imaging should be performed for baseline staging.
- Allison Betof, MD
- Michael Postow, MD