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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 »
DNA scan reveals secret of melanoma’s ‘self-healing’ powers by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Aug 2010 12:00am Professor Julia Newton Bishop and her team are making progress in understanding melanoma. Malignant melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – is a cunning adversary. Once it has started spreading through the body, the disease is difficult to treat effectively. The cancer cells seem to shrug off the effects of DNA-damagi ... Read on »
Melanoma Monday by kerri0829 Posted Sun 03 May 2009 12:00am Tomorrow marks "Melanoma Monday". In honor of the day and for the whole month of May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month - here is some interesting facts courtesty of h ttp:// . Hopefully these facts on what famous people have died or survived melanoma and other skin cancers can reach a few of you out there who are on the fence whe ... Read on »
Sutent for melanoma by Mark Levin Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:12pm The FDA approved sunitinib in 2006 for patients with GIST. It has been shown that sunitinib malate works in these patients because of its activity against the KIT protein. The FDA also approved Sunitinib malate in 2006 for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, where its effectiveness is probably due to its ability to block a different set ... 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 »