Other treatments

Other treatments can be used to treat recurrent melanoma or 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 is the main treatment for a recurrent melanoma.

Chemotherapy into a limb

Chemotherapy can be given directly into a limb to help control melanoma that has come back in one area.


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

What happens after treatment?

After treatment, you’ll have regular check-ups with your specialist. You will need to check your skin regularly and protect it from the sun.

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.

Life after cancer treatment

You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after cancer.