in situ melanoma

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in situ melanoma

A superficial melanoma that has not yet invaded deep layers of the skin or spread to local or distant tissues.


The lesion should be removed by an experienced surgeon.

Patient care

Patients diagnosed with melanoma in situ need careful follow-up examinations in case the tumor recurs, spreads, or is associated with other skin cancers.

See also: melanoma
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