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

BRAF inhibitors are advanced melanoma management drugs.


Anti-CTLA-4 inhibitors

Anti-CTLA-4 inhibitors are advanced melanoma management drugs.


Anti-PD-1 inhibitors

Anti-PD-1 drugs are the latest and most exciting drugs in the battle against Melanoma and will revolutionise treatment.



Adjuvant treatment in melanoma refers to additional therapy given after the primary treatment (usually surgery) to help reduce the risk of recurrence.



Neoadjuvant immunotherapy is an emerging approach in the treatment of melanoma, a type of skin cancer administered after surgical removal of the primary tumor.