melanoma

Changing the Melanoma Message

Changing The Melanoma Message After 15 years of dedication to our mission we are still vibrant.  It is you, our supporters, who have kept us thriving.  I was a melanoma […]

Melanoma: Current Concerns in Treatment & Research

The Doctor Is In: Dr. Richard Joseph, MD Dr. Richard Joseph, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine/oncology at Mayo Clinic. His Hematology/Oncology fellowship was completed at MD Anderson Cancer […]

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Melanoma Patients: How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

When I was a child growing up in sunny Arizona, I had knee pain.  The doctor said I had rickets and needed a daily dose of cod liver oil.  So […]

Courage With Grace

Maybe this is an old topic, courage in the face of a diagnosis, but it is an important one to be discussed and given thought.  Take John McCain for example […]

TIL Therapy for Melanoma: Magic Bullet? Or?

TIL Therapy also known as the ACT or adoptive cell transfer, is a therapy of great interest to many patients. There are some small trials currently ongoing at the National […]

The Cost of Melanoma: Early Detection Could Save Millions of Lives

One person dies each hour from melanoma.  Incidence is rising steadily on a global scale. It is clear from the literature that melanoma leads to significant years of potential life […]

Talking to Your Children About Melanoma

Over the many years that I have served as a psycho-oncology counselor, the majority of questions I was asked had to do with the painful task of talking to children […]

July 08, 2013 | | 0 Comments