A radioactive fluid is injected near the site of the cancer and scanned to create a map of the lymphatic system to identify the sentinel node as a guide for a sentinel node biopsy.
These laboratory-produced drugs are designed to work with the body’s immune system to fight the cancer-melanoma by acting as substitute antibodies to enhance, restore or mimic the immune system.
High energy x-rays are used to destroy the skin cancer cells. The type of treatment, dose and frequency are determined by a radiation oncologist
SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY
This procedure removes the sentinel nodes, the first place the cancer is likely to spread.
One of our surgical oncologists will surgically remove the melanoma with varying degrees of margin depending on the stage.
TARGETED THERAPY DRUGS
The goal of these drugs is to shut down the mutated molecules to reduce the growth and spread of melanoma cells without harming the healthy cells.