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How is melanoma treated?

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If you have melanoma, your treatment may include:

  • Removing the skin cancer
  • Checking nearby lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread
  • Medications, if the cancer is widespread in your body; these include chemotherapy, which kills the cancer cells, and biologic drugs, which target the cancer cells or work with your immune system to fight the cancer.
  • Radiation therapy if you have advanced melanoma

From: The Sun and Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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