Expert Video - How is melanoma treated with surgery?

Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, explains wide local excision, the surgery technique used to treat early-stage melanoma. He describes how surgeons find and remove sentinel lymph nodes where the cancer has spread, and the options for removing a small tumor that remains after drug therapy.

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