What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. Symptoms include a mole or sore that is asymmetric, different color, and always changing. Causes include sun damage and UV light damage from tanning beds. A family history of melanoma is a risk factor.

Treatment for melanoma include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Common drug classes used to treat melanoma are alkylating drugs, lymphocyte growth factors, interferon alphas, kinase inhibitors, antimetabolites, and CTLA-4 antagonists.

Popular Melanoma Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Interferon Alphas 263 See Prices
Interferon Alphas 6,640 See Prices
PD Inhibitors 1,013 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Melanoma Drug Classes

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