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Melanoma Skin Cancer :
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is considered as the most dangerous and harmful skin cancer. There are total 4 stages of this skin cancer. These types of stages of this skin cancer are in accordance to the thickness and the spread area of the Melanoma. Treatment for this type of skin cancer can only be initiated after determining the stage of cancer. In initial stages there are more chances for a patient to get recovered or at least survive in a good way but if detected late then condition can become more severe. Below are the 4 stages of this skin cancer described.
1st Stage of Melanoma Skin Cancer :
In the first stage or this cancer only the superficial layer of the skin that is epidermis is damaged and it looks like scraped. There are two other categories of this stage as well. These categories can give information about tumor’s thickness. Stage 1a has 1.0 mm or less thickness and zero ulceration. Stage 1b is also 1.0 mm or less thick but it has ulceration. If thickness is 1.01 to 2.0 mm then it is still termed as stage 1b even in the absence of ulceration. In these stages lymph nodes are yet safe from Melanoma.