Superficial spreading melanoma


A form of melanoma that usually occurs on sun damaged skin. The lesion tends to grow slowly


* Skin lesion * Dark flat skin lesion * Discolored, raised skin lesion * Asymmetrical skin lesion * Skin lesion with irregular border


* Colorectal Cancer Tests * Fecal Occult Bleeding Tests


Treatment is by excisional biopsy, wide local excision and possibly sentinel node biopsy. Spread of disease to local lymph nodes or distant sites (typically brain, bone, skin and lung) marks a decidedly poor prognosis.