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How is stage 3 melanoma typically treated?
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery + immunoRx
Stage iii melanoma is usually where the regional lymph nodes are involved.
The most common treatment is surgical removal of the lymph nodes, sometimes followed by additional treatments ("adjuvant") with immunotherapy, particularly interferons. There are also experimental drugs being tested. Some patients may receive radiation therapy.

In brief: Surgery + immunoRx
Stage iii melanoma is usually where the regional lymph nodes are involved.
The most common treatment is surgical removal of the lymph nodes, sometimes followed by additional treatments ("adjuvant") with immunotherapy, particularly interferons. There are also experimental drugs being tested. Some patients may receive radiation therapy.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See oncologist
There are factors that will dictate an approach to stage 3 melanoma.
Once the melanoma has been surgically removed and the lymph nodes evaluated factors that will affect your treatment include the depth of the melanoma in mm, mitotic index, presence of ulceration. There is a new medicine which can be used but an oncologist will determine who is a good candidate.

In brief: See oncologist
There are factors that will dictate an approach to stage 3 melanoma.
Once the melanoma has been surgically removed and the lymph nodes evaluated factors that will affect your treatment include the depth of the melanoma in mm, mitotic index, presence of ulceration. There is a new medicine which can be used but an oncologist will determine who is a good candidate.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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In brief: Surgery
Typically with an operation to widely excise the primary site and remove the lymph nodes in the basin where it has spread to.

In brief: Surgery
Typically with an operation to widely excise the primary site and remove the lymph nodes in the basin where it has spread to.
Dr. Mark Dickson
Dr. Mark Dickson
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Surgery
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for stage iii melanoma.
The primary sight is excised with an appropriate margin of normal skin. And the lymphatic basin that contained the metastatic disease undergoes a lymphatic dissection to removed the remaining lymph nodes.

In brief: Surgery
Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for stage iii melanoma.
The primary sight is excised with an appropriate margin of normal skin. And the lymphatic basin that contained the metastatic disease undergoes a lymphatic dissection to removed the remaining lymph nodes.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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