The treatment of melanoma involves many disciplines of medicine including surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology. This section explains in more detail what to expect from these various treatments.
Learn about surgical treatment as well as the use of high dose chemotherapy in recurrent disease.
Radiotherapy (x-ray treatment, or irradiation) uses x-rays to destroy cancer cells.
Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer or ‘cytotoxic’ drugs to destroy cancer cells.
Vaccines are experimental treatments that use natural body substances, or inactivated melanoma cells, to treat cancer.
BRAF inhibitors are advanced melanoma management drugs.
Anti-CTLA-4 inhibitors are advanced melanoma management drugs.
Anti-PD-1 drugs are the latest and most exciting drugs in the battle against Melanoma and will revolutionise treatment.