Melanoma

Melanoma Chemotherapy

Perfusion/Infusion Treatment 

For melanomas recurring in the limbs, there are advanced, targeted chemotherapy techniques that focus only on treating the affected areas with localized chemotherapy infusions. In this highly effective, short-duration procedure, a catheter or small tube is placed into the blood vessels to and from the affected extremity and a tourniquet is placed adjacent to the lesions to protect the rest of the body. High-dose chemotherapy is then infused in a closed circuit beyond the tourniquet to avoid the chemotherapy spreading to the rest of the body. Most patients can go home the day after the procedure.

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Last Updated: 09-23-2014
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