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What is the best treatment for typical malignant melanoma?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Usually surgery

Assuming that the melanoma has not spread to other organs, the first treatment is to surgically remove the affected skin with a rim of normal skin.
Then, certain patients will also need to have an operation to remove 1 or more lymph nodes depending on the spread. In select cases, melanoma that has spread to other organs is surgically removed. Other patients will need chemotherapy and radiation.

In brief: Usually surgery

Assuming that the melanoma has not spread to other organs, the first treatment is to surgically remove the affected skin with a rim of normal skin.
Then, certain patients will also need to have an operation to remove 1 or more lymph nodes depending on the spread. In select cases, melanoma that has spread to other organs is surgically removed. Other patients will need chemotherapy and radiation.
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Surgery

Best is getting it surgically removed, in one piece, if possible.

In brief: Surgery

Best is getting it surgically removed, in one piece, if possible.
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