New Treatments for Advanced Melanoma

By

Chris Iliades, MD

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Advanced melanoma is melanoma that has spread to your lymph nodes or other parts of your body. This makes it harder to treat. However, two new types of treatment may work better than older approaches like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.



Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a treatment that helps your immune system attack melanoma cancer cells. Doctors are already using some immunotherapy drugs. Others are being tested in clinical trials.

Leta talks about her journey with advanced melanoma, from discovery to diagnosis to treatment with immunotherapy.

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