Medications are usually used as a second line of treatment for stage 3 melanoma. Generally, surgical removal of the cancerous growth, the surrounding tissue, and the nearby lymph nodes is the first line of treatment. After that, medications in the form of chemotherapy may be used. This treatment involves medications taken either by mouth or intravenously for several months. The strong chemicals in those drugs work to kill cancerous cells that may have spread throughout the body.
- Q What are the treatment options for stage 3 melanoma?
- Q What is stage 3 melanoma?
- Q What increases my risk for stage 3 melanoma?
- Q How do I manage my stage 3 melanoma on a daily basis?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with stage 3 melanoma?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for stage 3 melanoma?