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View in Spanish: Melanoma en estadio II

Stage II melanoma (.. MEH-luh-NOH-muh)
Stage II is divided into stages IIA, IIB, and IIC. In stage IIA, the tumor is either more than 1 but not more than 2 millimeters thick, with ulceration; or more than 2 but not more than 4 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. In stage IIB, the tumor is either more than 2 but not more than 4 millimeters thick, with ulceration; or more than 4 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. In stage IIC, the tumor is more than 4 millimeters thick, with ulceration.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.