An all-around guide, “Saving Your Skin” includes information on how to detect melanoma in its early stages–with descriptions of what it is and what causes it–how to fight sun, the skin’s worst enemy; how to perform a skin self-exam at home; how to pick a dermatologist; patient support networks; and more. Color photos.
Chuck Myer is an urban planner, freelance writer, playwright, consultant to arts, government, and religious organizations, and an actor and musician. He is described by many as a “Renaissance Man.” Melanoma Melodrama is Chuck’s graceful and courageous narrative of his battle with cancer. You will learn about a potentially fatal misdiagnosis doctors commonly make for… [Continue Reading]
Highly acclaimed and considered the leading reference in the field, Pathology of Melanocytic Nevi and Malignant Melanoma has now been fully revised and updated to accomodate rapid advances in the field of melanoma pathology. Drs. Michael Piepkorn and Klaus Busam have now joined Dr. Barnhill, world-renowned expert in dermatology and pathology, to expand the text… [Continue Reading]
Leading researchers and clinicians join forces to explain how malignant melanoma develops from its benign precursor cell type. The authors focus on the molecular mechanisms involved in melanogenesis, in the malignant transformation of melanocytes, and in the further progression of primary melanomas into invasive and metastatic melanomas. They also review recent advances in our understanding… [Continue Reading]
Editorial Reviews From The New England Journal of Medicine Malignant melanoma is an increasingly important public health problem. Despite the fact that the cause of most melanomas — excessive exposure to ultraviolet light — is known, the incidence of this tumor is rising faster than the incidence of any other cancer in the United States…. [Continue Reading]
Whether you’re a newly diagnosed skin cancer patient, a survivor, or a friend of either, this book offers help. The only text to provde the doctor and a patient’s view, 100 Questions & Answers About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life,… [Continue Reading]
Editorial Reviews Review “Patients and families with melanoma will find this book informative and useful as they deal with this illness. The authors do an excellent job of explaining complicated and difficult medical concepts in plain language.” — Marc S. Ernstoff, M.D., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cente “This deadly cancer can sneak up… [Continue Reading]
From Library Journal With melanoma on the rise in the United States, this timely guide offers well-researched information and practical advice that will be useful to the patient, family, or caregiver. Medical writer Poole, a melanoma survivor, and Guerry, a medical oncologist and melanoma specialist, discuss the medical and emotional aspects of skin cancer with… [Continue Reading]