Melanoma

The latest melanoma news, advice, and information, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, advanced stages, and real-life stories about people living with and surviving the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Where Can Melanoma Spread?

Advanced stages of melanoma can metastasize throughout the body, including the lungs, liver, bones, and brain. Learn the warning signs.

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Melanoma: Eat These Foods to Help Prevent Recurrence

Much of cancer is out of your control, but eating right can help improve your chances of a healthy survivorship. Try these tips from dietitian Carmen Roberts.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Telling the Kids You Have Metastatic Melanoma

Telling your children you have metastatic melanoma is not easy. Here are some tips, such as talking to professionals and choosing the right time and place.

By Eileen Bailey

Helping a Friend With Metastatic Melanoma

Here are tips for helping out a friend diagnosed with advanced melanoma. They include focusing on your friend’s unique needs, educating yourself about the disease, and offering practical help.

By Eileen Bailey

Smoking Reduces Your Ability to Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

A new study suggests people with melanoma are 40 percent less likely to survive the disease if they’ve been a smoker within the past 10 years or so.

By Diane Domina

Improving on Melanoma Adjuvant Therapy

Researchers continue to work to refine and improve the effectiveness, tolerability, and precision of melanoma adjuvant therapies to best suit each patient.

By Rachel Zohn

After Your Melanoma Is 'Clear': Adjuvant Therapy?

Learn more about these treatments that can help prevent your cancer from returning, what to expect, and whether they might work for your case.

By Stephanie Stephens

Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic melanoma, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

By Eileen Bailey

Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon?

One cancer researcher says "we will be curing a significant majority of melanoma patients by 2030."

By Katherine Malmo

Innovations in Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Advances in various therapies have some melanoma researchers optimistic about future treatment.

By Rachel Zohn

Telling Work About Your Metastatic Melanoma

Sharing news about an illness with colleagues is tough. Here's advice on smoothing the way.

By Eileen Bailey

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Managing Metastatic Melanoma

Fear is a natural response to a metastatic melanoma diagnosis. Our experts share how to avoid overwhelm and advocate for the best care possible — whether you're a patient or caregiver.

The Ins and Outs of Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Find out whether your case of melanoma could respond well to adjuvant therapy — extra measures your care team takes to ensure full removal of cancerous cells and help prevent recurrence.

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Medical Reviewer

Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.