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Skin Cancer Treatments Directory
The first step with skin cancer is to do a biopsy to be sure the skin problem is actually cancer. Once confirmed, many skin cancers can be surgically removed, frozen, or killed with radiation. Immunotherapy and chemotherapy are sometimes also used. Drugs such as interferon may help with advanced melanoma. Alternative treatments may help in alleviating treatment side effects, but they do not cure skin cancer. Dietary complementary treatments are being tested for effectiveness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how skin cancer is treated, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
How Melanoma Is Treated at Each Stage
Treatment options for this type of skin cancer depend on your general health, where it is, and how far it’s spread, among other things. Here’s a look at what doctors typically recommend.
Your Treatment Options for Melanoma
Doctors have lots of ways to treat melanoma. Which one is right for you?
Melanoma: What to Do After Your Diagnosis
After you learn you have melanoma, here’s how you can deal with your diagnosis and plan for what’s ahead.
Advanced Melanoma: What You Need to Know
When melanoma spreads beyond your skin, it can affect how you feel. Treatments can control the disease and help you feel better.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer
Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. These precancerous lesions are changes in skin that are not cancer, but could become cancer over time. Learn to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer. It can be cured if it's found and treated early.
Slideshow: What Really Happens When You Get a Sunburn?
From sunburn to wrinkles to skin cancer, including melanoma, see how getting too much sun can take a toll on your skin.