Where does melanoma spread to first?

The term metastatic melanoma, or Stage IV melanoma, is used when melanoma cells of any kind (cutaneous, mucosal or ocular) have spread through the lymph nodes to distant sites in the body and/or to the body's organs. The liver, lungs, bones and brain are most often affected by these metastases.

Similarly one may ask, what is the first sign of melanoma?

Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma Skin Cancer. Unusual moles, sores, lumps, blemishes, markings, or changes in the way an area of the skin looks or feels may be a sign of melanoma or another type of skin cancer, or a warning that it might occur.

Can Stage 1 melanoma spread?

Find out what stage 1 melanoma skin cancer means and about treatment options. Stage 1 is part of the number staging system and means your melanoma is at an early stage. It is only in the skin and there is no sign that it has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Stage 1 can be divided into 1A and 1B.

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