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Skin Cancer: Treatment

Recurrent Melanoma

Treatment for recurrent melanoma depends on where the cancer came back, which treatments the patient has already received, and other factors. As with Stage IV melanoma, treatment usually cannot cure melanoma that recurs. Palliative care is often an important part of the treatment plan. Many patients have palliative care to ease their symptoms while they are getting anticancer treatments to slow the progress of the disease. Some receive only palliative care to improve their quality of life by easing pain, nausea, and other symptoms.

The patient may have one of the following:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor
  • Radiation therapy, biological therapy, or chemotherapy to relieve symptoms
  • Heated chemotherapy drugs injected directly into the tumor

Skin Cancer: Treatment Skin Cancer: Treatment

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