Understanding melanoma - Lymph node assessment and treatment

Booklet
Published: 31 Jul 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2022
Edition: 4

This booklet is about melanoma that may have spread to the lymph nodes. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with melanoma. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

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Published: 31 Jul 2019
Next review: 31 Jul 2022
Edition: 4

This booklet is about melanoma that may have spread to the lymph nodes. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with melanoma. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

About this booklet

This booklet is about melanoma that may have spread to the lymph nodes. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with melanoma. There is also information for carers, family
members and friends.

The booklet talks about tests to check the lymph nodes close to the melanoma. It explains the surgery used to remove lymph nodes if they do have cancer cells in them. It also has information about emotional, practical and financial issues.

Visit our online information about melanoma.

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