NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 34

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
Part 4: Overview of melanoma treatments
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4.1 Surgery
Describes the operations used to remove
melanoma tumors and lymph nodes.
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4.2 Treatment with drugs
Describes the uses of drugs to treat melanoma
in certain areas and throughout the body.
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4.3 Radiation and ablative therapy
Describes the uses of radiation and laser
ablative therapy for melanoma treatment.
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4.4 Clinical trials
Explains a type of research that may be a
treatment option.
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4.5 Tools
Lists helpful webpages along with questions to
ask your doctor about treatment.
There is more than one treatment for melanoma skin
cancer. The main types are described on the next
pages. This information may help you use the treatment
guide in Part 6. It may also help you to know what
to expect during treatment. Not every person with
melanoma will receive every treatment listed.
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