Out of the three main types of skin cancer, melanoma is the least common and the most deadly. If you or a loved one receives a melanoma diagnosis, you can rely on the team at Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills. They offer expert treatment options and can help you navigate the complexities of cancer treatment. Book a consultation today by calling the office or scheduling online.
The team at Northstar Dermatology develops a treatment plan depending on the stage of your melanoma, your overall health, and other factors.
Surgery is often the first step and focuses on removing the tumor and a portion of the surrounding tissue. If a significant amount of tissue is excised, a skin graft using healthy skin from another area of your body is used to repair the surgical wound.
After the procedure, your surgeon may recommend chemotherapy, which uses powerful drugs to kill cancer cells or prevent them from multiplying. Another option is radiation therapy, which uses X-rays or other tools to prevent cancer cells from multiplying and kills existing cancer cells.
Immunotherapy is an option that boosts your body’s natural immune function to fight off cancer. There are several types of immunotherapy to choose from. Targeted therapy is another approach that introduces drugs, viruses, or other substances to destroy or inhibit cancer cells.
The team at Northstar Dermatology has extensive experience working with melanoma cases and can help you find the right treatment for your specific needs. Call Northstar Dermatology or make an appointment online today to get started.