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Understanding Melanoma: What you need to know, 4th Edition

Robins, Perry; MD; Perez, Maritza; MD

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Published by The Skin Cancer Foundation
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Title: Understanding Melanoma: What you need to ...

Publisher: The Skin Cancer Foundation


Book Condition:Very Good

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Newly updated and now in its fourth edition, this handbook is written for melanoma patients, their families and friends, health professionals, and every person with an interest in the disease. This valuable book, written by two eminent dermatologist, tells all about melanoma from the moment of diagnosis through state- of-the-art treatments. Honest and straightforward, but reassuring in tone. Contrary to what many people fear, there is an excellent chance for a long and healthy life after diagnosis. Early warning signs and a step-by-step illustrated guide to self- examination of the skin are presented along with answers to the 25 questions most frequently asked about melanoma. There are specially-complied listing of information sources and support groups, a glossary which defines terms physicians are likely to use, and color photographs and drawings depicting typical melanomas.

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Perry Robins, MD, founded the Skin Cancer Foundation in 1979, and has been its President ever since. He is Professor of Dermatology and Chief of the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Unit at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Robins has been honored for distinguished service by four leading dermatologic societies and is chairman of skin cancer conferences in the U.S. and around the world. He has published extensively in major medical journals. Maritza Perez, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Columbia University; and Director of Cosmetic Dermatology, St. Luke s/Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is a recipient of the Dermatology Foundation Award and Fellowship and of The Skin Cancer Foundation's Joseph G. Gaumont Fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Perez is a member of the Foundation's Melanoma Committee and serves on the Medical Council.

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