Schneck Medical Center

SUM 2015

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1 8 S P I R I T O F W O M E N S U M M E R 2 015 w w w. s p i r i t o f w o m e n . c o m C A N C E R T R E A T M E N T S M elanoma may account for only 5 percent of skin cancer cases, but it's by far the most deadly. That's why your first line of defense is keeping a close eye on moles and other skin abnormalities, so that you'll be more likely to notice any suspicious changes in them. But the good news for those who discover signs of this aggressive cancer is that today there's a wide array of potential treatments, including promising immunotherapy options. Although immunotherapy cancer treatments have been researched for decades, it wasn't until 2011 that Yervoy (ipilimumab) received More than skin deep New breakthroughs in melanoma treatments By Erik Cassano

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