How is stage 0 of melanoma treated?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Jonathan B Heistein, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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After making the diagnosis, widely excise the tumor or previous biopsy site. Use a 0.5- to 1-cm margin for melanomas in situ. No further therapy other than observation for nodal or recurrent disease is necessary.


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