Recent Stages I-II Melanoma News

Check It Out: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

(May 1, 2017)

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Although the majority of skin cancers fall under basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (number of cases estimated to be around... Continue Reading

Injecting of PV-10 is Promising Treatment of Melanoma Lesions

(November 25, 2014)

The results of an international clinical trial evaluating the use of intralesional rose bengal (PV-10), injected in 80 patients with refractory cutaneous or subcutaneous metastatic melanoma were recently... Continue Reading

Thin Melanomas Responsible for Many Melanoma Related Deaths

(November 19, 2014)

According to a new study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, more people are dying from melanomas thinner than a dime than from thicker skin lesions, which have long been thought to... Continue Reading

Progress in the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

(November 14, 2014)

By one estimate, over the past three decades more people in the United States have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined.1 According to the American Cancer Society, 3.5 million cases of basal... Continue Reading

Melanoma More Deadly in Young White Men than Women

(August 12, 2013)

Adolescent and young white men with melanoma are more than 50 percent more likely than their female counterparts to die from the disease, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Dermatology.[1] Melanoma... Continue Reading

Lymphoseek Approved for Detecting Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer and Melanoma

(April 10, 2013)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lymphoseek® (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent that helps doctors locate lymph nodes in patients... Continue Reading

Women More Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Men

(May 16, 2012)

Women are 30 percent more likely to survive melanoma than men, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer that arises... Continue Reading

Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe and Effective for Melanomas on Head and Neck

(August 10, 2011)

Although the head and neck region is complex and delicate, sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanomas of the head or neck appears to be safe and effective. These results were published in Cancer. Skin cancer... Continue Reading

Wealthy Women at Higher Risk of Melanoma

(April 6, 2011)

It appears that wealthier White women may be at a higher risk of melanoma than less affluent women. These findings were recently published in the Archives of Dermatology. Melanoma is the most deadly type... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Incidence of Lymphedema Resulting from Cancer Treatment

(August 9, 2010)

A systematic review of 47 studies evaluating treatment for melanoma, head and neck cancer, genitourinary cancers, gynecologic cancers, and sarcoma indicates that lymphedema is a common side effect of treatment... Continue Reading

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