stage I melanoma

Pronunciation: (... MEH-luh-NOH-muh)

Stage I is divided into stages IA and IB. In stage IA, the tumor is not more than 1 millimeter thick, with no ulceration (a break in the skin). In stage IB, (1) the tumor is not more than 1 millimeter thick and it has ulceration; or (2) the tumor is more than 1 but not more than 2 millimeters thick, with no ulceration.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage I melanoma. In stage IA, the tumor is not more than 1 millimeter thick, with no ulceration (break in the skin). In stage IB, the tumor is either not more than 1 millimeter thick, with ulceration, OR more than 1 but not more than 2 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. Skin thickness is different on different parts of the body.Melanoma en estadio I. En el estadio IA, el tumor no mide más de 1 mm de grosor, sin úlcera (rotura en la piel). En el estadio IB, el tumor no mide más de 1 mm de grosor, con úlcera O el tumor mide más de 1 mm pero no más de 2 mm de grosor, sin úlcera. El grosor de la piel es distinto en diferentes partes del cuerpo. Date last modified: 2010-08-12Melanoma TreatmentMelanoma: Tratamiento