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Dr. Tony Talebi discusses the treatment of Stage 4 Melanoma with Dr. Jeff Weber. For further discussion visit http://www.HemOnc101.com Dr. Talebi's practice, Miami Hematology and Oncology Associates is located at 151 NW 11th street, Suite W303. Homestead, Fl 33030. Tel 786-504-3084 Treatment of metastatic stage 4 melanoma Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. The rapid increase in the incidence of melanoma and its associated mortality require a detailed understanding of the risk factors associated with melanoma. The incidence of melanoma is rising dramatically, and despite efforts at screening, mortality has not decreased appreciably. The incidence of melanoma is increasing. Based upon data obtained between 2004 and 2006, the lifetime probability of developing melanoma in the United States is estimated to be 1 in 37 for men and 1 in 56 for women. This risk is substantially greater than noted in 1985 and 1965, when the lifetime risks for both sexes combined were estimated to be 1 in 150 and 1 in 600, respectively. In the United States, melanoma is the fifth leading cancer in men and the seventh in women. Clinical and epidemiologic evidence demonstrates higher rates of melanoma in people with extensive or repeated intense exposure to sunlight. The majority of melanomas develop on sun-exposed skin, particularly in areas that are more susceptible to sunburn. Individuals with naturally dark skin or whose skin darkens easily upon sun exposure have lower rates of melanoma, supporting the concept that greater penetration of UV light into the skin results in a higher risk. Ultraviolet B radiation (UV-B, wavelengths 290 to 320 nanometers) appears more closely associated with the development of melanoma than UV-A (wavelengths 320 to 400 nanometers). Melanomas tend to be associated with intense, intermittent sun exposure and sunburns and they frequently occur in areas exposed to the sun only sporadically (eg, the back in men, the legs in women). Here, Dr. Tony Talebi discusses the treatment of metastatic stage 4 melanoma with world renowned melanoma expert Dr. Jeff Weber, professor of medicine at the Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center. The discussion includes symptoms, cause, diagnosis, staging, surgery, IL-2, chemotherapy, ipulimumab (Yervoy), and BRAF-inhibitor vemurafenib (Zelforab) treatment of melanoma. Dr. Jeff Weber Credentials: Faculty Rank: Senior Member Titles: Director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center Department/Program Affiliations: Cutaneous Oncology Immunology Primary Address: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Education & Training: Fellow, National Cancer Institute, 1990 - Surgery Branch, Tumor Immunology Fellow, National Cancer Institute, 1988 - Surgery Branch, Tumor Immunology Fellow, National Cancer Institute, 1986 - Medicine Branch Resident, University of California, 1983 - Medicine Intern, University of California, 1981 - Medicine MD, New York University Medical Center, 1980 PhD, Rockefeller University, 1979 - Molecular Cell Biology General Board Certification / SubSpecialty: Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology
In February of 2001, at the age of 33, Shonda was diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma. A total of 5 surgeries left 25 scars crisscrossing her back, arms, legs and chest. Shonda and her family were living in Arizona at the time and they immediately adopted responsible sun habits into their daily routines. In October 2001 Shondas husband, Curt Schilling, won the World Series co-MVP honor for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The media quickly picked up on her skin cancer diagnosis. This is her story. See more at http://www.shadefoundation.org/
My Melanoma turned to lung cancer, turned to brain cancer and two brain tumors. The metastasis has been fast and will be deadly. My life can no longer be classified by my body. But instead be classified by what my body contains in the contents of soul.
poste diagnosis thoughts, insights, and thank you's. This will inspire healing and growth!
Mary Jo Rogers patient testimonial was shown at the 2015 Magnolia Ball. Video features Mary Jo Rogers and her story about surviving Stage 4 Melanoma with Dr. Jeffrey Weber as her physician.