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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

How to Manage Fear with Stage 4 Melanoma

Having stage 4 melanoma is frightening, but you can learn to cope with fear and anxiety. Here's how to tackle your fears so you can move forward.

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

Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

By Eileen Bailey

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Only four percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but it accounts for three-quarters of all skin cancer-related deaths.

By Eileen Bailey

Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis – What Comes Next?

You’ve gotten a stage 4 melanoma diagnosis. You’re scared and uncertain for your future. A team of doctors will explain your options for treatment.

By Eileen Bailey

Stage 4 Melanoma - What to Ask Your Doctor

A stage 4 melanoma diagnosis is scary. Make a list of questions to ask your doctor about your options, treatment, and what to expect.

By Eileen Bailey

New Treatments and Diagnostics for Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. In the past melanoma outsmarted us, but now, with new treatments and tests, we’re starting to outsmart melanoma.

By Eileen Bailey

Treatment Options for Metastatic Melanoma

Metastatic melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Early detection is important; once it spreads around the body, treatment options are limited.

By Eileen Bailey

Key Research in Skin Cancer in 2017

There was a great deal of research on skin cancer in 2017, including how skin cancer forms and how certain foods might protect you from skin cancer.

By Eileen Bailey

What You Should Know About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma

Uveal melanoma is a rare cancer, but it is the most common cancer of the eye. Symptoms include blurred vision and floaters.

By Eileen Bailey