Planning treatment for melanoma that has come back in the same area
The multidisciplinary team (MDT) who planned your original surgery (wide local excision) will plan your treatment.
The MDT will take a number of factors into account when advising you about treatment. They will consider your general health, the size of the recurrence and whether it has begun to spread.
If two treatments are equally effective, your doctors may offer you a choice. Sometimes, people find it hard to make a decision. If you’re asked to choose between treatments, make sure you have enough information about the different options, what’s involved and the possible side effects. This will help you decide on the right treatment for you.
For more on planning your treatment, you may find it helpful to read our information on:
giving your permission (consent) for treatment to begin
making decisions about cancer treatment
seeking a second opinion