For One Survivor, Melanoma Is the Source of Great Fear — and New Goals
I am not fearless. But, despite all that this disease has taken from me, I will fight to take something back.
Refresher Course: Getting Over Caregiver Fatigue to Prevent Burnout
Over time, a feeling of exhaustion and burnout, known as "caregiver fatigue," can make it increasingly difficult to take care of a loved one who has cancer.
Not-So-Routine Maintenance: Treating Melanoma After Surgery
For some patients, doctors recommend treatment after surgery to reduce the risk of melanoma developing again.
Remember the Magic Word
When talking or reading about cancer these days, immunotherapy seems to be the magic word.
Make That a Double
Amid all the excitement over recently approved immunotherapies and targeted drugs for the treatment of later-stage melanoma is an important emerging message: In many cases, two is better than one.
The Evolution of Melanoma Treatments
Melanoma has been a primary focus in immunotherapy research because of intriguing evidence that some people's immune systems are better able to keep the cancer in check.
Thin Skin: Children Need Special Protection From the Sun's Damaging Rays
What should be done to protect children from the sun's harmful rays? The same multi-pronged approach that experts recommend for adults.
A Lifelong Journey: What It Means to Survive Melanoma
Surviving melanoma can mean lifelong skin checks, scars and, in some cases, long-term medical treatment.
Taking Melanoma by Storm
Recent FDA approvals have added to the growing number of treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma.
First Words: Communicating With Loved Ones After a Cancer Diagnosis
After a cancer diagnosis, patients and their caregivers must decide how much information to share with loved ones, and who should manage the communication plan.
Beware the Beating Sun: Unprotected Sun Exposure Increases Risk of Skin Cancer
Using sunscreen and protective clothing are good preventive measures.
Recognizing Danger: Early Recognition of Melanoma Can Minimize Treatment Needs
By learning how to identify melanoma, patients can seek early diagnoses, potentially minimizing their treatment needs.
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