For years, melanoma patients with a high risk of recurrence had few options for preventing cancer from returning.
But powerful new drugs are now available to completely remove cancer tumors. They're called adjuvant therapy.
Adjuvant therapy is an additional treatment given to some cancer patients after they’ve had surgery and other treatment. Its goal is to reduce the risk of the cancer recurring. However, the drugs used in these therapies can cause severe side effects, including the possibility of serious, long-term, and even life-threatening side effects. Though rare, these side effects are important to be aware of. Anyone considering undergoing adjuvant therapy for melanoma should understand and educate themselves about what these potential side effects and symptoms are. Read on to learn more.