Melanoma Treatment Options
After you receive a diagnosis of melanoma, your doctor will discuss a treatment plan for you based on a number of factors, including the stage of your disease, the type, the location, your age, and general health.
Treatments are available for all people with melanoma. Early stage cancer can often be treated effectively with surgery alone, while more advanced cancers may require surgery as well as additional treatments such as immunotherapy or targeted therapy.
A variety of experimental treatments for all types of melanoma are being investigated in clinical trials, which are research studies to evaluate new therapies and improve cancer care.
Treatment By Stage
In this section, you will find information about standard treatments for each stage of melanoma as well as experimental treatments for which you may be eligible.
In this section, you will find the types of surgery procedures available, including their purposes, and side effects.
FDA Approved Drugs
In this section, you will find the FDA-approved drugs for melanoma as well as suggestions for managing the side effects associated with these therapies.
Investigational Drugs and Therapies
In this section, you will find different approaches to the management of melanoma that are still being tested, grouped by how the therapies work.
In this section, the use of radiation therapy in melanoma is discussed, with a special focus on the use of radiation in treating brain metastases.
In this section, learn more about what clinical trials are and how they work, and look for trials that might be right for you.
Managing Side Effects
In this section, learn more about some of the most common side effects experienced while undergoing cancer treatment and recommendations for dealing with them.