Melanoma: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 187 pages

The incidence of melanoma has increased by 2000% since 1930, and one person dies each hour from the disease. This cutting-edge guide provides scientifically accurate information patients and their families need in order to understand melanoma and its treatment and to receive vital reassurance. It is also a resource for those who want information about preventing skin cancer or finding it early when it is most curable.
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.



 

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Contents

1 Close Encounters with Melanoma
1
2 What Is Melanoma?
13
3 Who Gets Melanoma and Why?
22
4 Early Detection of Melanoma
40
5 If You Have Melanoma
54
6 When Melanoma Metastasizes
82
7 Tending to Your Spirits
103
Prevention of Melanoma
121
Cancer Centers and Melanoma Specialists
141
Support Services and Resource Websites
156
AJCC Staging Guidelines
164
Glossary
170
Notes
175
Index
179
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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 director of the Melanoma Program and professor of medicine at the Abrahamson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania.

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