stage III melanoma

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

The tumor may be any thickness, with or without ulceration (a break in the skin), and one or more of the following is true: (1) cancer has spread to one or more lymph nodes; (2) lymph nodes may be joined together (matted); (3) cancer may be in a lymph vessel between the primary tumor and nearby lymph nodes; and/or (4) very small tumors may be found on or under the skin, not more than 2 centimeters away from where the cancer first started.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Stage III melanoma. The tumor may be any thickness, with or without ulceration (a break in the skin), and (a) cancer has spread to one or more lymph nodes; (b) lymph nodes with cancer may be joined together (matted); (c) cancer may be in a lymph vessel between the primary tumor and nearby lymph nodes; and/or (d) very small tumors may be found on or under the skin, not more than 2 centimeters away from the primary tumor.Melanoma en estadio III. El tumor puede ser de cualquier grosor, con ulceración (ruptura de la piel) o sin esta, y a) el cáncer se diseminó hasta uno o más ganglios linfáticos; b) los ganglios linfáticos con cáncer pueden estar unidos entre sí (enredados); c) el cáncer puede estar en un vaso linfático entre el tumor primario y los ganglios linfáticos cercanos, o d) se pueden encontrar tumores muy pequeños debajo de la piel o sobre esta, que no están a más de 2 cm del tumor primario. Date last modified: 2010-08-12Melanoma TreatmentMelanoma: Tratamiento