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Your treatment depends on where your melanoma is, how deep it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Treatment options

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need for melanoma skin cancer, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.


The type of surgery you need depends on the stage of your melanoma and where it is in your body. Read about the different types of surgery for melanoma.


Radiotherapy means the use of radiation, usually x-rays, to treat cancer. Find out about planning radiotherapy and how you have the treatment.

Targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy

Find out about targeted cancer drugs and immunotherapy and the possible side effects.

Treatment for advanced melanoma

Find out about the different types of treatment for advanced melanoma skin cancer.

Follow up appointments

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for melanoma skin cancer.

Last reviewed: 
26 Jun 2019

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