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View in Spanish: Melanoma en estadio III

Stage III melanoma (.. MEH-luh-NOH-muh)
The tumor may be any thickness, with or without ulceration (formation of a break on the skin or surface of an organ), and either (1) has spread into a nearby lymph vessel and may have spread into nearby lymph nodes; or (2) has spread to 1 or more lymph nodes, which may be matted (not moveable).

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