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Treatments for Melanoma

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

References

Melanoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated April 3, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.

Melanoma skin cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003120-pdf.pdf . Updated January 17, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.

Melanoma treatment. Melanoma Research Foundation website. Available at: http://www.melanoma.org/learn-more/melanoma-101/melanoma-treatment . Accessed April 8, 2013.

Treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/melanoma/HealthProfessional/page4 . Updated April 1, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.

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