Skin Cancer, Melanoma Staging (Tumor Thickness)
|Title:||Skin Cancer, Melanoma Staging (Tumor Thickness)|
Melanoma staging (tumor thickness); drawing shows different depths of cancer invasion (0, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 mm) into the epidermis (outer layer of the skin), the dermis (inner layer of the skin), and the subcutaneous tissue below the dermis.
Melanoma staging (tumor thickness). One of the factors that helps determine the stage of melanoma is the depth of cancer invasion (the thickness of the tumor). It is measured in millimeters from the surface of the skin to the deepest part of the tumor, which could be in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin), the dermis (inner layer of the skin), or the subcutaneous tissue below the dermis.
Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Melanoma
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||January 31, 2020|
|Date Added:||March 31, 2020|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow