Other treatments for advanced melanoma

Some people with advanced melanoma have different types of treatment. These can include chemotherapy into a limb, laser therapy and electrochemotherapy.

  • Chemotherapy into a limb

    Chemotherapy can be given directly into a limb to treat cancer that is in one area.

  • Side effects of chemotherapy into a limb

    After having chemotherapy into a limb, you may develop some side effects, mostly in the limb that was treated.

  • Laser therapy

    Laser therapy directs a high-intensity beam of light at the affected areas of your skin to destroy the melanoma cells.

  • Electrochemotherapy

    Electrochemotherapy is a new treatment used to treat cancers affecting the skin. It can help control symptoms.

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


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

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.