Treating

Find out about treatment for advanced 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.

  • Targeted therapies

    Targeted therapies interfere with the way cells grow and divide.

  • Radiotherapy for advanced melanoma

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

  • Surgery

    Surgery can sometimes be used to help control the growth of advanced melanoma and relieve symptoms.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.

  • Other treatments for advanced melanoma

    Some people with advanced melanoma have different types of treatment.

  • 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.

  • After treatment

    After your treatment, you’ll have regular follow-up appointments.

Treatment for melanoma explained

Hear Ruth Fox, Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist, talk about treatment types and having treatment for melanoma.

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Treatment for melanoma explained

Hear Ruth Fox, Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse Specialist, talk about treatment types and having treatment for melanoma.

About our cancer information videos