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Geared up via illness web site into 57 finished chapters, the totally revised and updated Seventh version of the AJCC melanoma Staging guide brings jointly all at present to be had details on staging of melanoma at numerous anatomic websites and comprises newly got wisdom at the etiology and pathology of melanoma. various new line drawings illustrate key anatomic websites in the course of the textual content.
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The staging systems presented in this section are all clinical staging, based on the best possible estimate of the extent of disease before first treatment. Imaging techniques [computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasonography] may be utilized and, in advanced tumor stages, have added to the accuracy of primary tumor (T) and nodal (N) staging, especially in the nasopharyngeal and paranasal sinuses, primary sites, and regional lymph nodes.
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