The different therapeutic strategies are determined based on stage of the disease.
(The specific criteria are according to the AJCC 8th edition classification.)
For stage I-II melanomas,the treatment is surgical with surgical revision for safety margins : 1 cm if melanoma thickness according to Breslow <1 mm,
2 cm for melanoma thickness > 1 mm.
An associated sentinel lymph node technique is strictly a therapeutic procedure. Rather, it is another prognostic tool to further assess possible risk of recurrence
and to rule out other medical treatment.