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Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Melanoma

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about melanoma, see the following:

  • Melanoma Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  • Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Drugs Approved for Melanoma
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Late Effects of the Endocrine System

Thyroid Gland Thyroid dysfunction, manifested by primary hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, or nodules, is a common delayed effect of radiation therapy fields that include the thyroid gland incidental to treating Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), brain tumors, head and neck sarcomas, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hypothyroidism Of children treated with radiation therapy, most develop hypothyroidism within the first 2 to 5 years posttreatment, but new cases can occur later. Reports...

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  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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