Understanding Your Diagnosis
Melanoma: Tests After Diagnosis
Once you’re diagnosed with melanoma, you may need more tests. They can help show if the cancer has grown into nearby areas or spread to other parts of the body.
Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Diagnosis
Diagnosing skin cancer starts with checking out a bump, spot, or other mark on your skin.
Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy, such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy
Melanoma: Newly Diagnosed
Being told you have melanoma can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.
If your healthcare provider thinks you might have melanoma, you will likely need certain exams and tests to be sure.
Doctors use different systems to measure the thickness of a melanoma and to stage the disease. These systems summarize the extent of your cancer.
Melanoma: Your Chances for Recovery (Prognosis)
The decision to ask about your prognosis is a personal one. It’s up to you to decide how much you want to know.