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MelanomaComplications

How to Protect Yourself Against the Rare—But Severe—Side Effects of Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

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Christopher Burns

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Different Adjuvant Therapies Have Different Concerns


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Caleb Woods

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: They Excite Your Immune System


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Gregory Pappas

Side Effects of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors


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Severe Side Effects of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors that Need to be Treated Quickly


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Reporting Side Effects is Key to Preventing Serious Problems


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Targeted Therapy Tends to Have Fewer Severe Complications


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Long-term Side Effects Are Rare, But Can Occur


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Adjuvant Therapy Can Worsen Preexisting Autoimmune Conditions


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Kelly Sikkema

If Side Effects Become an Issue, Adjuvant Therapy Might be Stopped


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Nine Köpfer

Stopping Adjuvant Therapy Early May Not Impact Your Outcome


Rachel Zohn

Rachel Zohn

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Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.