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.

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Help for smokers trying to quit

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It’s okay to need help to quit smoking. The Canadian Cancer Society is here to support people who are ready to quit and even those people who aren’t ready.

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