Radiation Therapy Can Be Used In The Treatment For Melanoma In Select Cases.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy particles or waves to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. It’s usually a local treatment unlike chemotherapy, which usually exposes the whole body to fight against cancer.
A few of the selected uses are seen below:
- Recurrence in lymph nodes after completion lymph node dissection
- Adjuvant therapy after completion lymph node dissection
- Palliation therapy
One subtype of melanoma, desmoplastic melanoma, radiation has been shown to be useful in the treatment.