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How do doctors remove malignant melanomas related to skin cancer?

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To make sure they remove all of this serious type of cancer, doctors will take away 1 to 3 centimeters of the skin around the tumor. Depending on how thick the melanoma is, your doctor may also remove some lymph nodes nearby and test them for cancer. 

From: Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

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SOURCES: News release, Mela Sciences. National Cancer Institute. American Cancer Society.

Skin Cancer from eMedicineHealth

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 30, 2016

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