MAC19308 E01 Cover

Understanding melanoma - Tests and treatments after surgery to remove a melanoma

Booklet
Published: 01 Nov 2022
Next review: 01 Nov 2025
Edition: 1
MAC19308 E01 Cover

This booklet has information about tests and further treatment after surgery to remove a melanoma. Please note: this booklet replaces MAC12176_E04_N "Understanding melanoma - Lymph node assessment and treatment".

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Published: 01 Nov 2022
Next review: 01 Nov 2025
Edition: 1

This booklet has information about tests and further treatment after surgery to remove a melanoma. Please note: this booklet replaces MAC12176_E04_N "Understanding melanoma - Lymph node assessment and treatment".

About this booklet

This booklet is about a type of skin cancer called melanoma. It is for anyone who is having tests after surgery to remove a melanoma. It may also be useful to anyone making decisions about further treatment to reduce the risk of melanoma coming back (adjuvant treatment). There is also information for carers, family members and friends. 

 

The booklet explains tests that are used to check the lymph nodes. It gives information about treatment options, including targeted and immunotherapy drugs. It also has information about feelings, practical issues and money.

 

Visit our online information about melanoma.

 

We want everyone affected by cancer to feel our information is written for them. To do this we use plain English and we try to make it accessible and relevant to the widest range of people. Read more about how we produce our information.

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How we can help

Macmillan Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line is a free and confidential phone service for people living and affected by cancer. If you need to talk, we'll listen. 

 

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.