Other treatments - laser therapy

Surgery and radiotherapy may be useful treatments for melanoma if it hasn’t spread too far. However, if you have a lot of skin nodules it may be difficult to remove them all with surgery or treat them all with radiotherapy. In this situation, your specialist may advise some other treatments to help shrink them or to relieve symptoms such as pain or bleeding. These treatments are usually carried out in specialist centres.

Laser therapy

This is when a high-intensity beam of light is directed at the affected areas of your skin to destroy the melanoma cells. You can have this treatment as an outpatient.