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Melanoma Treatment (Patient) (cont.)

Treatment Options for Recurrent Melanoma

Treatment of recurrentmelanoma may include the following:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor.
  • Hyperthermicisolated limb perfusion.
  • Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Palliative treatment with biologic therapy.
  • A clinical trial of biologic therapy and/or chemotherapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent melanoma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

To Learn More About Melanoma

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about melanoma, see the following:

  • Melanoma Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
  • Common Moles, Dysplastic Nevi, and Risk of Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Drugs Approved for Melanoma
  • Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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