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El objetivo del tratamiento es eliminar el cáncer o, si no es posible, limitar su crecimiento y controlar los síntomas. El tratamiento y el control del melanoma pueden incluir cirugía, terapia biológica, radioterapia y quimioterapia. La cirugía es el tratamiento principal para el melanoma.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cirugía
Radioterapia
Medicamentos para tratar los efectos secundarios del tratamiento de melanoma
Otros tratamientos - terapia biológica
Cambios en el estilo de vida
Quimioterapia

References:

Melanoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated April 3, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.

Melanoma skin cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003120-pdf.pdf. Updated January 17, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.

Melanoma treatment. Melanoma Research Foundation website. Available at: http://www.melanoma.org/learn-more/melanoma-101/melanoma-treatment. Accessed April 8, 2013.

Treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/melanoma/HealthProfessional/page4. Updated April 1, 2013. Accessed April 8, 2013.



Last reviewed April 2013 by Brian Randall, MD

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