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What are the types of tumors for melanoma?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 4 main types

Most melanomas are called superficial spreading.
Theyt tend to start by growing in the top planes of the skin and then go deeper. Nodular melanomas begin their vertical growth phase (burrowing deeper) earlier. Lentigo maligna are often on the face in the elderly and may be large. Acral lentiginous melanomas begin in fingers or toes and sometimes in the nonpigmented areas in dark-skinned people.

In brief: 4 main types

Most melanomas are called superficial spreading.
Theyt tend to start by growing in the top planes of the skin and then go deeper. Nodular melanomas begin their vertical growth phase (burrowing deeper) earlier. Lentigo maligna are often on the face in the elderly and may be large. Acral lentiginous melanomas begin in fingers or toes and sometimes in the nonpigmented areas in dark-skinned people.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Many

1. Skin: superficial spreading (over 80%), nodular (may just be more advanced superficial spreading), acral lentiginous (hands and feet), melanoma in-situ, lentigo maligna (a type of melanoma in situ), desmoplastic, neurotrophic (grows along nerves), spitzoid (younger patients) 2.
Mucosa: mouth, intestine, vaginal, bladder 3. Retinal.

In brief: Many

1. Skin: superficial spreading (over 80%), nodular (may just be more advanced superficial spreading), acral lentiginous (hands and feet), melanoma in-situ, lentigo maligna (a type of melanoma in situ), desmoplastic, neurotrophic (grows along nerves), spitzoid (younger patients) 2.
Mucosa: mouth, intestine, vaginal, bladder 3. Retinal.
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