melanoma

An estimated 80 percent of a person's exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • August 23, 2017
In May 2016 I received a stunning diagnosis of metastatic melanoma from UCLA's Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski and my oncologist in Santa Barbara, Dr. Mark Abate. These two amazing doctors agreed that I was a good candidate for the new miracle immunotherapy drugs, which activate one's [...]
By bryantinsb • April 13, 2017
When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ [...]
By Roxanne Moster • January 17, 2017
Caring, Competence, Teamwork and Good Results My dermatologist told me the biopsy indicated that the growth located on my face between my left ear and eye was Melanoma. He referred me to Dr. Fritz Eilber at UCLA, whom I met the day after [...]
By berniehamilton • July 7, 2016
In the summer of 2015, a brand-new cancer therapy known as “Jimmy Carter’s cancer drug” shot to fame. Called pembrolizumab, it was instrumental in former President Jimmy Carter’s successful treatment for metastatic melanoma. Previously, patients with metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to other areas of the [...]
By uclahealth • June 7, 2016

I have melanoma, stage 4. It’s in the liver, lungs, and brain,” says Laura Mayes, 40-year-old wife and mother.

By uclahealth • January 25, 2016
Melanoma Survivor Celebrates Two Birthdays Now

Bill Bushnell now has two birthdays—the day he was born and the day he was reborn. Bushnell never expected to be reborn. Diagnosed in May 2005 with stage IV metastatic melanoma, his prognosis was not good. The cancer had spread to his lungs [...]

By uclahealth • October 1, 2010
The melanoma had spread throughout his body. It was everywhere, and none of the surgeries or chemotherapies or radiation seemed to work. So Joseph Rick planned a trip to Illinois and bought a grave plot next to his father. Once a big guy, he’d lost 165 pounds. He [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
Three shots did for Carol McSeveney what six surgeries, 32 doses of radiation and six infusions of interferon could not – beat back the stage IV melanoma that threatened to take her life. Today, eight years after her diagnosis with an aggressive form of melanoma, McSeveney is cancer [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007