Experts target chemo in melanoma patients

POSTED: 01:13 PM CDT Sep 10, 2013    UPDATED: 03:44 PM CDT Sep 24, 2013 
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.