A rational surgical approach to the treatment of distant melanoma metastases

Steve R. Martinez, Shawn E. Young

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Abstract

The optimal treatment of melanoma involves multidisciplinary care. To many, this means surgical resection of early, localized disease and treatment of metastatic disease with chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiation. Because it is effective, results in little morbidity and may be repeated, surgery should have a central role in the treatment of selected patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage IV melanoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-620
Number of pages7
JournalCancer Treatment Reviews
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Distant metastasis
  • Melanoma
  • Metastasectomy
  • Resection
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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