Treatment for melanoma skin cancer will be dependent on your stage of cancer and whether it is early or advanced.
Surgery is often the most common form of treatment for early-stage melanoma, which involves removal of the skin cancer, as well as a margin around it. If the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, these will also require removal, known as a lymphadenectomy. 1
Additional treatments may be required for more advanced melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs or bone, and include: 1