Melanoma

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Treatment of stage 0 melanoma

The following are treatment options for stage 0, or in situ, melanoma. The types of treatments given are based on the unique needs of the person with cancer.

Surgery

Surgery is the primary treatment for stage 0 melanoma. The tumour is removed by excision along with a 0.5 cm margin of healthy tissue.

Clinical trials

People with melanoma may be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. For more information, go to clinical trials.

Stories

Researcher Dr Harvey Chochinov Dr Harvey Chochinov revealed that asking a simple question can improve cancer care.

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Buy a daffodil pin

Daffodil pin

The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer. Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show your support for Canadians living with cancer.

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