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MRF and Melanoma Awareness Month
Posted: May 8, 2009
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Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, claims the life of approximately one American every hour and is the fastest-growing cancer in the United States and worldwide. It strikes women and men of all ages, all races and all skin types. In its early stages, melanoma can be successfully removed and monitored by regular skin screenings. However, the disease is deadly in its most advanced stages, as few treatment options exist. The median life expectancy for patients with advanced melanoma is less than one year and existing therapies have not improved survival in more than a decade.
The Melanoma Research Foundation invites you to join its online community at: