Melanoma is now grouped into the following stages according to the revised TNM staging system:
There are two subclasses of Stage I melanoma.
For details, see Stage I.
Stage II melanoma is also characterized by tumor thickness and ulceration status. There is no evidence of regional lymph node or distant metastasis.
There are three subclasses of Stage II melanoma.
For details, see Stage II.
Stage III melanoma is characterized by the level of lymph node metastasis. There is no evidence of distant metastasis.
There are three subclasses of Stage III melanoma.
For details, see Stage III.
Stage IV melanoma is characterized by the location of distant metastases and the level of serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).
Stage IV melanomas include any T or N classification. For details, see Stage IV.
The Staging Tool will guide you through the process of identifying the correct stage of melanoma. --->