stage 3a melanoma

Stage III Melanoma – AIM at Melanoma

Stage III: Melanoma ‘regional spread’. Subclasses IIIA, IIIB, IIIC. Defined by number of lymph nodes to which it has spread. It can, but it need not have ulceration. Different whether the spread to the lymph nodes, can be detected microscoptically or macroscoptically. Risk: Intermediate to high for occurring again in the same …

Stage 3a, questions | Melanoma Research Foundation

I am stage 3a, had microscopic cells in sentinel node, had 6 more nodes removed that were all clear. I was given a very good prognosis by my oncologist, he said it is most likely that I am cured but he can’t tell me one hundred percent, because it did get to the one node. He said there is that small chance …

Prognosis for stage 3a | Melanoma Research Foundation

Hi all, I was wondering if I could have a bit of input regarding my hubbys prognosis. I know that melanoma is v.unpredictable, and each and every person’s journey is different. There are many factors involved. But we’re at the point where we feel we need to know a tough idea of prognosis, accept and move …

Stage 3 | Melanoma | Cancer Research UK

Stage 3 is part of the number staging system. Stage 3 means that cancer cells have spread into skin, lymph vessels, or lymph glands close to the melanoma. It depends on a number of factors including ulceration. Ulceration is when the skin covering the melanoma is broken. Stage 3 can be divided into 3A, 3B and 3C.

Survival Rates for Melanoma Skin Cancer, by Stage

The outlook for people with melanoma varies by the stage (extent) of the cancer – in general, the survival rates are higher for people with earlier stage cancers. But many other factors can affect … *The survival rate is higher for stage IIIA cancers than for some stage II cancers. This is likely because the main …

Managing Stage 3 Melanoma – Healthline

Your lymph nodes may or may not be swollen in stage 3. Doctors divide stage 3 melanoma into three categories: 3A, 3B, and 3C. Stage 3A is the least serious, while stage 3C is the most advanced. Staging depends on the location of the cancer, the size of the tumors, and whether they have ulcerated.

Melanoma Stage III Decisions : Melanoma International Foundation

Dr. Joseph: “Patients with Stage IIIA melanoma generally have a very good prognosis with ~7080% of patients alive at 10 years from the time of diagnosis. With that being said, a minority of patients who have Stage IIIA disease can ultimately develop metastatic disease. There are choices for patients with …

Site and Timing of First Relapse in Stage III Melanoma Patients …

For this study, 340 patients with AJCC stage III melanoma who recurred after being free of disease were considered evaluable. Of these, 95 (28%) had stage IIIA, 155 (46%) had stage IIIB, and 90 (26%) had stage IIIC disease; 64% were men and 36% were women (Table 1). The median age was 57 years. Median followup …

Stage 3 Melanoma: Information & Options | CTCA

Stage III melanoma means the melanoma cancer cells have spread to nearby lymph nodes, but not to distant organs. Stage IIIA: The cancer can be any size, without ulceration, but a small number of cancer cells which can only be seen under a microscope have been found in 13 nearby lymph nodes. Stage IIIB: Melanomas …

Melanoma Stage 3 Prognosis | LIVESTRONG.COM

Stage 3A melanoma has the best prognosis among the stage 3 melanomas. According to a 2009 report from the American Joint Committee on Cancer, or AJCC, 78 percent of people with stage 3A melanoma live 5 years or longer after their diagnosis. In stage 3A melanoma, only a microscopic amount of cancer has spread …

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