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Surgery

Surgery is the main treatment for melanomaThe type of surgery you need depends on the stage of your melanoma and where it is in your body. Find out about the different types of surgery for melanoma, what happens and the possible side effects.

Surgery for melanoma

Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma skin cancer. Find out about the different types of surgery you might have to remove melanoma skin cancer.

Surgery to remove lymph nodes

You might have surgery to remove the lymph nodes close to the melanoma if you have swollen lymph nodes and tests show the cancer has spread there. 

Last reviewed: 
21 May 2020
Next review due: 
21 May 2023

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