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Skin Cancer April 2009 Archive

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Diagnosed with Early-Stage Melanoma? You Deserve a SLNB

Monday April 27, 2009
In recent years, the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has emerged as a crucial test to determine the stage and treatment options for people with melanoma. Unfortunately, half of patients ... Read More

Don't Ignore the Warning Signs

Monday April 20, 2009
Another tale of regret arrived in my inbox yesterday. Every day, Google sends me email alerts about skin cancer news around the country. These are often from obscure small-town newspapers ... Read More

Americans Ignoring Skin Cancer Risks

Sunday April 12, 2009
At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology a few weeks ago, research was highlighted -- once again! -- that most Americans aren't listening to doctors' warnings about ... Read More

So Far, So Good for New Melanoma Treatment

Sunday April 5, 2009
A new technique for treating melanoma that has spread to the liver has passed another hurdle on its path to eventual approval. The "Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion" (PHP) system is currently ... Read More

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