Care / Treatment
Treatment for melanoma begins with the surgical removal of the melanoma. Additional treatment is dependent on the stage of disease.
As a general rule melanoma is a surgical disease. Primary and metastatic sites are surgically removed, if possible.
Radiation therapy is recommended when the cancer has extended locally or to regional lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are recommended for later stage disseminated disease.
The American Cancer Society provides an excellent resource for information on managing treatments and side effects