The Melanoma Book

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Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

Second Edition 2005 Yale University Press
by Catherine Poole with DuPont Guerry, IV, M.D.

“‘Melanoma’ concisely delivers a wealth of information about a serious form of cancer. It is well organized, easy to read, and medically accurate.”
- Allan C. Halpern, M.D.
Chief, Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“Melanoma is a scary proposition–as well it should be. This excellent book gives facts,
advice and reassurance to patients and their families. read this book and learn the ways to prevent
and treat melanoma.”
- Sam Donaldson, ABC NEWS

“With melanoma on the rise in the United States, this timely guide offers well-researched
information and practical advice that will be useful to the patient, family, or
- Library Journal

“This clearly written informative book is certain to save lives if its guidelines are followed. Melanoma provides clear, solid background on this potentially devastating disease and a step-by-step guide with excellent photographs for early diagnosis. This fine book, presented for the layperson is written with warmth, care and a sincere desire to help others.”
- Elizabeth Holly, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Ca. San Francisco.

“This excellent guide presents the essential information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.”
- Marianne Berwick, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Epidemiologist

“Catherine M. Poole, a melanoma survivor and melanoma patient advocate for many national organizations, and Dr. DuPont Guerry, an internationally renowned melanoma expert, have collaborated to provide current, correct, and easily understood information on the disease. The authors have had first hand contact with a multitude of patients with melanoma, and they understand exactly how to empower patients to gain control of their situations and obtain the best treatment.”
- Yale University Press

About the Authors

Catherine M. Poole is president and founder of the Melanoma International Foundation and has been a melanoma survivor and patient advocate for fifteen years.

DuPont Guerry, IV, M.D., is the retired director of the Melanoma Program University of Pennsylvania.

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UPDATED: February 5, 2015