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Bishopbriggs man says new drug treatment will “change his life”

Source: The Press and Journal, March 2019 A new decision by NHS Scotland has meant that people with a rare form of cancer have the chance to forego radiotherapy in favour of tablets. This month it was announced that the first oral BRAF-targeted treatment for post-surgery stage III melanoma patients, the most aggressive type of […]

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A woman whose pimple turned out to be cancer warns others to get regular check-ups

Source: NT News, March 2019 Michelle Raines was already going through one of the toughest, most challenging and emotional times of her life when she was diagnosed with melanoma. The Melbourne woman’s mother was battling the disease herself and it had spread to most of her organs. “At that stage mum was having immunotherapy and […]

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Smokers May Fare Worse Against the Deadliest Skin Cancer

Source: Health Day, March 2019 MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Melanoma patients who are recent and current smokers have lower survival rates than nonsmokers, suggesting that smoking may weaken immune response to the most deadly skin cancer, researchers say. In a study of more than 700 melanoma patients in the United Kingdom, smokers […]

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Melanoma Patient Urges South Africans To Be Alert To Symptoms

Source: iAfrica, March 2019 “Even the smallest, seemingly unrelated symptom could be a sign of cancer. You need to know your body and be persistent about having symptoms tested, so you can catch cancer early,” says 36-year-old real estate professional Claire Hodgson, who is currently being treated for metastatic melanoma and has had over 44 […]

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