Skin CancerInfo Center
Yervoy Gets a New Use
A medication previously approved to treat melanoma that cannot be removed by surgery just got the approval it needed for another melanoma-related use.
FDA OKs Combo Skin Cancer Rx
A new FDA approval suggests that, sometimes, two medications may be better than one.
Melanoma Patients Treated With Rx Combination Lived Longer
Once melanoma skin cancer spreads to other parts of the body, patients' survival rates drop. But treatment with a combination of medications may increase survival in these patients.
Beating Back Cancer for Up to 10 Years
One of the most promising fields in cancer research and treatment looks at ways to enable the body’s own immune system to fight off cancer. This is called immunotherapy and is giving some cancer patients more years of life.
Hey Doc, Is This a Side Effect?
There’s no need to suffer in silence. Side effects of melanoma medications can be managed, but only if the patient tells the doctor about all of the symptoms as soon as they appear.
Beating Cancer by Braving Drugs
When it’s the body against cancer, the body has to win at all costs. Getting the better of melanoma may require the immune system taking one for the team.