Are you at risk for skin cancer? If you live in California or somewhere similarly sunny, you might be. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from Melanoma and see the latest treatment that stimulates the immune system to fight cancer.
Malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is diagnosed in more than 76,000 new patients annually and claims the lives of 10,000 Americans a year. According to the Melanoma Research Alliance, the incidence of melanoma has doubled during the past three decades in the United States.
Most melanomas are caused by UV radiation from tanning beds or being in the sun. Learn more about risk factors and ways to prevent your risk of Melanoma in the segment below.
There are also some promising new treatment options for patients. Check out the best questions to ask your doctor, and learn more about the treatment option that can stimulate the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.
Watch the segment below and all week on California Life HD.
Full Segment: Melanoma
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