Treating

Find out about the different treatments for a recurrent melanoma, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Surgery

    Surgery is the main treatment for a recurrent melanoma.

  • Chemotherapy into a limb

    Chemotherapy can be given directly into a limb to help control melanoma that has come back in one area.

  • Targeted therapies for recurrent melanoma

    Targeted therapies are drugs that target proteins on the surface of cells. They can be used to treat recurrent melanoma.

  • Other treatments

    Other treatments can be used to treat recurrent melanoma or help control symptoms.

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.

  • What happens after treatment?

    After treatment, you’ll have regular check-ups with your specialist. You will need to check your skin regularly and protect it from the sun.

  • Clinical trials

    Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

  • Life after cancer treatment

    You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after cancer.