Management of Cutaneous Melanoma
Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer that accounts for a majority of death from cutaneous malignancy. Treatment is based on the depth of the tumor and the status of the sentinel node. A small percentage of patients will present with metastatic disease; they should be offered systemic therapy or a clinical trial.
KeywordsMelanoma Ulceration Sentinel node biopsy Lymphadenectomy Clinical trial
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology: melanoma (version 1.2017). https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/melanoma.pdf. Accessed 17 July 2017.