Presents advice for patients, their families, and health care providers on prevention and detection of melanoma and provides information on treatments and how to lower the risk on contacting the disease
Melanoma, a dangerous and potentially lethal form of skin cancer, is on the rise. Yet melanoma is readily detectable and curable in its early stages, and it is a disease that can often be prevented by avoiding excessive sun exposure.This book is a complete guide to melanoma for anyone newly diagnosed with this frightening disease and for others who are concerned about detecting and preventing it. Featuring color photographs that show normal and malignant spots on the skin, and the latest medical information on getting proper treatment and lowering the risk of contracting the disease, the book is filled with facts that can save lives. Health writer Catherine M. Poole, a melanoma survivor, teams up with world-renowned melanoma expert Dr. DuPont Guerry IV to provide practical advice for patients, their families, and their health care providers.