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Cancer From The Sun - The Scourge Of Malignant Melanoma Skin Cancer by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Apr 2009 11:21pm Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin. Melanin gives dark or tan color to the skin. But, when one of these cells gets out of control, it can produce one of the most dangerous cancers known. And more than 52,3237 people are told that they have melanoma every year just inside the USA. Risks for getting Malignant Melanoma The most com ... Read on »
22-Year Survivor of Stage 4 Malignant Melanoma to Speak in Maine by Meg W. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 21 Mar 2009 3:57pm Marlene McKenna of Rhode Island will speak about her experience as a 22-year survivor of Stage 4 malignant melanoma at our local macrobiotic potluck. Please come listen to Marlene's amazing story of how she survived with a prognosis of less than one year to live. Her cancer survival has been medically documented and has baffled many physicians ... Read on »
Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say by Medline Plus Posted Wed 31 Jul 2013 4:00pm Case studies show it can happen, and dermatologists say people should keep moles free of ink Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Melanoma , Moles , Piercing and Tattoos Read on »
New Potential Drug to Treat advanced Melanoma by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 10:43pm Clinical Trials state that the drug is prolonging life and also showing to shrink tumors.  We may all remember the Super Bowl this year with Bruce Springsteen and the member of his band lost to skin cancer, and now there’s the Danny Fund foundation where you can contribute.  This study looks good, but a larger clinical trial will be started so ... Read on »
FYI: APDA Asks – Is there a connection between Melanoma, Levodopa and PD? by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 08 Sep 2012 2:27am Artwork by Sherri Woodbridge Copyright 2011 The following article was written by Diane Church and appeared in the APDA online newsletter recently and I felt the topic worthwhile, valuable, and important to post here…  Thank you, Diane, for such a well-researched and informative article.  The PD community thanks you. If you are ... Read on »
Melanoma and Parkinson’s disease by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Oct 2012 7:34am Levodopa has been the  most common treatment for PD for nearly 45 years.   That’s a fairly longstanding amount of time..  Most people don’t even stay married that long anymore.  However, although it continues to be the most common treatment for so long, shortly after its inception into becoming the medicinal therapy for PD, an associatio ... Read on »
Parkinson’s Disease Associated with Higher Melanoma Risk by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 17 Dec 2013 11:33am This is just in last night via the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. GIve yourself a gift this Christmas and get a skin check up. It might be the best gift you'll get… People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have an increased risk of developing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, as compared to the general population, report ... Read on »
Marathon Training Runs Up Risk of Melanoma by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:22pm By Crystal Phend, Training for the marathon puts runners at risk for malignant melanoma and other skin cancers, according to researchers here. Action Points Counsel patients interested in marathon running that this study recommends reducing ultraviolet exposure during long-distance running by doing it with low-sun exposure, and by ... Read on »
MERIAL Receives Full License Approval for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Tue 16 Feb 2010 12:00am /PRNewswire/ -- Merial, a world-leading animal health company, has gained full-licensure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for ONCEPT(TM) Canine Melanoma Vaccine, DNA. ONCEPT is a breakthrough vaccine indicated for aiding in extending survival of dogs with stage II or stage III oral canine melanoma, a common yet deadly form of cancer in ... Read on »
Celebrex for melanoma by Mark Levin Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 9:01am Celecoxib, sold under the brand name of Celebrex by Pfizer Inc., is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which has anti-nagiogenic properties and has been explored in a nubmer of cancers botht herapeutically adn for prevention. Expression of COX-2 in malignant melanoma has been investigated by immunohistochemistry in 28 cases of primary sk ... Read on »