Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma. Most people diagnosed with melanoma will have further surgery after their mole has been removed. This surgery is called a wide local excision. A wide local excision removes more tissue from the area where the melanoma was. The aim is to remove all the melanoma cells. This reduces the chance of the melanoma coming back.
Sometimes, other drug treatments are given after surgery. For example, you might have drug treatments if there is a risk the melanoma could come back. These are called adjuvant treatments.
This is called adjuvant treatment. It is given to help reduce the risk of the melanoma coming back.
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