Melanoma 2 of 2

Overview:

The incidence of melanoma is increasing more than any other type of cancer. However, it is a type of cancer that is preventable. This program looks at the some of the factors causing an increase in melanoma, as well as ways to prevent it. Viewers will also learn how melanoma is treated and about some new drugs for treating the disease.

Part two of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Recognizing melanoma
  • Suspicious vs. benign moles
  • Ugly duckling mole
  • Different types of melanoma
  • Mucosal melanoma
  • Skin mapping
  • Melanoma treatment
  • MOHS surgery
  • Immunotherapy - Interleukin 2 (IL2)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy for melanoma
  • Children and skin cancer risk

Guest:

Dr. Petr Hausner, an oncologist at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Hausner is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of hematology- oncology at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

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This page was last updated: March 5, 2014

         
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