Surgery Types Used To Treat Malignant Melanoma

Malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. While it can be life-threatening, if caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. Melanoma is staged, and Stage I is the earliest stage, while Stage IV is the latest. In all stages of melanoma, however, surgical intervention is generally recommended. Here are some types of surgery that your melanoma cancer treatment physician may recommend. Wide Excision  During wide excision surgery, your physician removes the malignant tumor as well as a portion of the surrounding tissue, known as the margin. [Read More]