NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 44

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Melanoma
Version 1.2013
Part 4: Overview of melanoma treatments
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Surgery to remove tumors is often used to treat melanoma.
Drugs can be given to treat melanoma in one area or throughout the body.
Chemotherapy drugs kill cells that are dividing rapidly.
Immunotherapy drugs help the immune system fight off cancer cells.
Targeted therapy drugs specifically target cancer cells.
Radiation kills cancer cells or stops new cancer cells from forming.
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