Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. While most melanomas occur on the skin, they can be found in other parts of the body, including the eye, mouth, liver, vagina, and colon.
If melanoma is found and treated in its early stages, the chances of recovery are very good. If it is not found early, melanoma can grow deeper into the skin and spread to other parts of the body.
Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand melanoma and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:
- Immunotherapy (biological therapy) - works to boost, direct, or restore your body's natural defenses against disease
- Radiation therapy