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.
Wide Local Excision
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Completion Node Dissection
Immunotherapy for Melanoma
Chemotherapy for Metastatic Melanoma
Melanoma Targeted Therapy
Basal Cell Carcinoma