To detect melanoma, your doctor, in addition to performing a physical examination and checking your medical history, will order blood tests, lymph node mapping, chest X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. They will also perform a biopsy for analysis in the lab.
The treatment will be established based on your type of melanoma and its degree of progress. When they are small and thin melanomas, surgery will be required to remove them completely and you will not require additional treatment.
If the melanoma has spread beyond the skin, treatment consists of:
- Surgery to remove the affected lymph nodes.
- Targeted therapy.
Each case is different and the combination of therapies varies, so your doctor will determine the optimal treatment plan for you.
- Examine your skin constantly to locate possible signs of melanoma.
- Avoid exposing yourself to the sun and if you do, use sunscreen.
- Wear sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing against solar radiation.
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