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Experts target chemo in melanoma patients

Published On: Sep 10 2013 01:13:31 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 03:44:34 PM CDT
Cancer definition


By Mayo Clinic News Network

Malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

If caught early, melanoma can be cured. But once it’s spread, the disease can be tough to treat.

The good news is that treatments keep getting better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic are using a new surgical technique to deliver high doses of chemo directly to areas that need it without exposing the rest of the body.