What are the treatment recommendations for stages IIB and IIC malignant melanoma?

Updated: May 05, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Stage IIB or IIC [2] :

  • Surgery is recommended for stage IIB or IIC; also discuss or offer SLNB

  • If SLNB is performed and is node positive, then complete dissection of nodal basin should be performed

  • Alternative recommendations are observation, clinical trial enrollment, or interferon alfa; use of interferon alfa is based on lower level of clinical evidence, and its use should be individualized


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