Much like California and its lack of rain, we had an ongoing drought of therapies for melanoma for many years.
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By Jenny Valles
Leah Valles, age 12, is an inspiration every day. After her hard battle with stage III melanoma, she decided that people just don’t know that skin cancer is deadly, that it can be prevented, and that it is the fastest growing cancer among teens and young adults.
Safe from the Sun began in 2002 as a small group walking in the King of Prussia Mall to bring melanoma awareness to our community. The event quickly grew and expanded to Villanova University, with satellite events in Seattle, WA, and Phoenix, AZ.
Catherine Poole breaks down the emerging immunotherapy options for Melanoma, not to be confused with the common skin cancers (basal-cell carcinoma and squamous-cell carcinoma) largely caused by exposure to UV rays.
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Diagnosed with melanoma a few weeks after her wedding, Meredith died of the disease 4 months later, at age 35. Her family created Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, a non-profit organization, to support melanoma research and increase awareness of this deadly cancer.
By Nasreen A. Vohra, MD, FACSNasreen A. Vohra, MD, FACS, Judy B. Koutlas, RN, MS, OCNNasreen A. Vohra, MD, FACS, Judy B. Koutlas, RN, MS, OCN, Catherine M. Poole
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in skin cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes give our skin its color. Although new treatments have brought hope to many patients, some people may not know what these new treatments are, how they work, or what side effects they may experience from these treatments.
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