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When will your doctor stop your combination therapy for cancer?

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You may have more severe side effects than if you only got one treatment at a time. Your doctor may choose to stop one if the side effects are too severe. He may also stop a treatment if you don’t improve by a certain time.

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Melanoma: Treatment options.”

American Cancer Society: “Evolution of cancer treatments: Chemotherapy,” “What’s new in melanoma skin cancer research?”

Karmanos Cancer Institute: “Frequently asked questions.”

Melanoma Research Foundation: “Melanoma Treatment.”

Nemours Foundation: “Chemotherapy.”

National Cancer Institute: “Targeted Cancer Therapies,” “Pembrolizumab Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Melanoma.”

Medscape: “Malignant Melanoma Treatment & Management.”

Radiological Society of North America: “Radioimmunotherapy (RIT).”

Cancer Research Institute: “Melanoma.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Melanoma: Treatment options.”

American Cancer Society: “Evolution of cancer treatments: Chemotherapy,” “What’s new in melanoma skin cancer research?”

Karmanos Cancer Institute: “Frequently asked questions.”

Melanoma Research Foundation: “Melanoma Treatment.”

Nemours Foundation: “Chemotherapy.”

National Cancer Institute: “Targeted Cancer Therapies,” “Pembrolizumab Improves Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Melanoma.”

Medscape: “Malignant Melanoma Treatment & Management.”

Radiological Society of North America: “Radioimmunotherapy (RIT).”

Cancer Research Institute: “Melanoma.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 19, 2018

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