What Are Side Effects Of Skin Cancer?

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Treatment for Melanoma


Treatment for melanoma depends on various factors, including:

  • The site of the original lesion
  • The stage of the cancer
  • The patient's age and general health

Treatment options include:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor or tumors
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Symptom relief (palliative therapy)

Surgery

Surgery is the primary treatment for all stages of melanoma. Some or all of the melanoma is often removed during the first biopsy. If cancerous tissue still remains after such a...

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