Digestive System Melanoma
Other Names for this Disease
- Melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract
- Melanoma of the GI tract
- Malignant melanoma of the gastrointestinal tract
- primary gastrointestinal melanoma
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Treatment of digestive system melanoma is dependent on the spread of the cancer and where it is located. Treatment might include surgery to remove the tumor and portion of the gastrointestinal tract involved, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
Last updated: 6/23/2016
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