Items Tagged ‘metastatic melanoma’

May 26, 2017

At risk for melanoma? Get checked annually, UCLA cancer expert says

By Reggie Kumar Reggie Kumar

As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages, since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Routine full body exams […]

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Tags: cancer, men's health, metastatic melanoma, physical examination, self-skin exams, women's health

April 13, 2017

Immunotherapy Is Making a Huge Difference!

By bryantinsb bryantinsb

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 immune system to fight cancer. At the time, cancer permeated […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer patients, cancer treatment, clinical trials, CT scan, Dr. Bartosz Chmielowski, families, immune system, immunotherapy drugs, immunotherapy process, melanoma, Melanoma without a Cause

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) Offers New Hope for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

June 7, 2016

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) Offers New Hope for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 body) could undergo a combination of treatment […]

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Tags: cancer drug, chemotherapy, immune system, immunotherapy, keytruda, melanoma, metastatic melanoma, pembrolizumab, radiation therapy, skin cancer, skin diseases, surgery