Source 1: 2018 SEER Manual
Notes: Appendix C: Melanoma Coding Guidelines
Reportability/Melanoma: Is evolving melanoma reportable with a Clark’s level and Breslow’s thickness are cited in the pathology report? See Discussion.
We realize evolving melanoma is not reportable. However, how do we interpret the reportability of the following: The histological and immunohistochemical findings are most consistent with an early-evolving malignant melanoma, superficial spreading type, with Clark's level II and maximal Breslow thickness 0.33 mm, arising in association with an atypical nevus. Since a Clark's level and Breslow's thickness are included, is this reportable? Is this really an evolving melanoma?
Do not report melanoma when described as early or evolving, regardless of dimension, per the Appendix C Melanoma Coding Guidelines in the 2018 SEER Coding Manual that states: As of cases diagnosed January 1, 2018, early or evolving melanoma of any type is not reportable. This includes both invasive and in situ melanomas; early or evolving are not reportable.