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Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma

A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.

Iris Melanoma

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Treatment of iris melanoma may include the following:

  • Watchful waiting.
  • Surgery (resection or enucleation).
  • Plaque radiation therapy, for tumors that cannot be removed by surgery.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with iris melanoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Ciliary Body Melanoma

Treatment of tumors in the ciliary body and choroid may include the following:

  • Plaque radiation therapy.
  • Charged-particle external-beam radiation therapy.
  • Surgery (resection or enucleation).

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with ciliary body and choroid melanoma, small size. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Choroid Melanoma

Treatment of small choroid melanoma may include the following:

  • Watchful waiting.
  • Plaque radiation therapy.
  • Charged-particle external-beam radiation therapy.
  • Gamma Knife therapy.
  • Thermotherapy.
  • Surgery (resection or enucleation).

Treatment of medium choroid melanoma may include the following:

  • Plaque radiation therapy with or without photocoagulation or thermotherapy.
  • Charged-particle external-beam radiation therapy.
  • Surgery (resection or enucleation).

Treatment of large choroid melanoma may include the following:

  • Enucleation when the tumor is too large for treatments that save the eye.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with ciliary body and choroid melanoma, small size. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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