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How is skin cancer treated?

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Skin cancer treatment for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma is straightforward. Usually, surgery does the trick.

Malignant melanoma, however, may require several treatments -- depending on the size of the tumor -- including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 20, 2019

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