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What is the treatment of melanoma ?

hi my daughter had a lesion removed from her ear and they termed it PEM or overlaps with animal type melanoma she went back in and had a wider margih removed.my question is will she need any other treatment and if so what would she need?
Tue, 25 Jan 2011
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The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Animal-type melanoma includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
Surgery along with radiotherapy
Surgery
Excision of primary +/- regional lymph nodes
Excision of metastases
Chemotherapy - mainly used for metastatic disease
Biological therapies - for metastatic disease
Radiotherapy - may be used for treatment of symptomatic bony metastases, or cerebral metastases
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I also wanted to mention that she is only nine years old.lately she has complained about pain in her neck.does this have any thing to do with this?should i mention it to the doctor when we go back?
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