The goal of treatment is to eliminate the cancer or, if this is not possible, to limit its further growth and control the symptoms. The treatment and management of melanoma may involve surgery, biological therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Surgery is the primary treatment for melanoma.
Treatment involves the following:SurgeryRadiation therapyMedications to Treat Side Effects of Melanoma TreatmentMedications for MelanomaLifestyle changesChemotherapy
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2013 -
- Update Date: 04/08/2013 -