Once melanoma is diagnosed, doctors determine its risk profile to develop a treatment approach. This process is called staging. The stage of a cancer describes how much the illness has spread and is used to estimate the patient's survival rate.
The most common type of melanoma usually appears as a flat or barely raised lesion with irregular edges and different colours. Fifty per cent of these melanomas occur in preexisting moles.
Recalling a patient is an essential part of the healthcare system, a recall could be issued for a number of reasons and is an indication that your General Practitioner (GP) does require your attendance in a follow-up appointment.