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Melanoma skin cancer

Men and women discussing melanoma skin cancer

Information about melanoma, a type of skin cancer. It can develop from abnormal moles. There is information about symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose melanoma, treatment for early melanoma (surgery) and advanced melanoma (chemotherapy, biological therapy, radiotherapy, and surgery) and current research. Living with melanoma skin cancer covers coping with your diagnosis and looking after your skin. If you are looking for information about melanoma of the eye, you need to go to our eye cancer section. But if the melanoma has spread, you will also find useful information in this section.

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RSS Feed Latest melanoma skin cancer news

Press release: Blood test reveals skin cancer spread
A simple blood test could be used to identify patients whose melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer – has started to spread to othe...
4 Nov 2013
Press release: Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men
Death rates from malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – are 70 per cent higher in men than women, despite similar numbe...
21 Aug 2013
News: New drug approved for advanced non-melanoma skin cancer
Patients with a form of skin cancer that's spread or come back after treatment could benefit from a new drug that has been approved for...
12 Aug 2013

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Updated: 30 April 2014