You may be given chemotherapy directly into an arm or leg (limb) to treat clusters of melanomas that have come back in the same limb. These clusters of melanomas are called satellite lesions or in-transit lesions. This treatment is only given if the melanoma has not spread anywhere else in the body.
There are two ways of giving chemotherapy into a limb:
- isolated limb perfusion (ILP)
- isolated limb infusion (ILI).
Some targeted therapies can also be given in the same way.
These treatments are only carried out in some specialist centres in the UK. Your doctor or specialist nurse will give you more information about the drugs you will have.