Treatment for skin cancer

There are many different types of treatment for skin cancer. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.

Treatment for melanoma skin cancer will be dependent on your stage of cancer and whether it is early or advanced.

Early-stage melanoma

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

Advanced melanoma

Additional treatments may be required for more advanced melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs or bone, and include: 1

Treatment at Icon

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre offers a range of skin cancer treatments to ensure a personalised treatment plan for every patient. Visit our treatments page to find out more information about the range of treatment methods and technology available at Icon.


For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Melanoma. (2019). Cancer Council. Retrieved on 15th February 2019 from
  2. Non-melanoma. (2019). Cancer Council. Retrieved on 15th February 2019 from

Understanding fees

We will work with you to ensure you’re aware of any out-of-pocket expenses and make sure there are no surprises throughout your treatment.
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Our doctors

Our centre brings together a dedicated team of experienced medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists.
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Care team

Every member of our team are here to help you. Here are some of the people you may meet and the role they have in your care.
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  • 04 896 0200
  • Level B3, Bowen Specialist Medical Centre 98 Churchill Drive Crofton Downs Wellington 6035