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Prognosis is most closely related to the thickness of the melanoma as measured by the pathologist. Other factors of importance include the anatomic depth of penetration, ulceration, and mitotic activity. This is why it is of great importance to remove the entire melanoma at its earliest stage to preclude the possibility of metastatic spread.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
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