What is the role of surgical therapy in the treatment of melanoma?

Updated: Jun 28, 2021
  • Author: Jonathan B Heistein, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Surgical therapy for melanoma is based on the predicted risk of local recurrence and metastatic disease and the potential morbidity of the operation. If the lesion has not spread beyond the primary site, it is potentially curable. Most of these lesions are thin (< 1 mm or CL I or II).

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