Skin Cancer, Melanoma Stage IA And IB

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Title: Skin Cancer, Melanoma Stage IA And IB
Description: Two-panel drawing of stage I melanoma. The first panel shows a stage IA tumor that is not more than 1 millimeter thick, with no ulceration (break in the skin). The second panel shows two stage IB tumors. One tumor is not more than 1 millimeter thick, with ulceration, and the other tumor is more than 1 but not more than 2 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. Also shown are the epidermis (outer layer of the skin), the dermis (inner layer of the skin), and the subcutaneous tissue below the dermis.

Stage I melanoma. In stage IA, the tumor is not more than 1 millimeter thick, with no ulceration (break in the skin). In stage IB, the tumor is either not more than 1 millimeter thick, with ulceration, OR more than 1 but not more than 2 millimeters thick, with no ulceration. Skin thickness is different on different parts of the body.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Skin
Cancer Types -- Melanoma
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Staging
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR579053
Date Created: September 25, 2008
Date Added: November 18, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com