NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Melanoma - page 48

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Melanoma, Version 1.2014
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Overview melanoma treatments Websites | Review
Websites
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
Skin Cancer Foundation
Melanoma Research Foundation
NCCN
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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 fast-growing cells.
• Immunotherapy drugs help the immune system
fight off cancer cells.
• Targeted therapy drugs specifically target cancer
cells.
• Radiation therapy kills cancer cells or stops new
cancer cells from forming.
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