Dr. Marianne Berwick talked to Charles Maynard, KSFR-FM, recently about melanoma. New Mexico is one of the states with the highest rates of melanoma. Melanoma can aggressively metastasize (spread); it's the spread that can kill you. Dr. Berwick talks about surgery, a traditional and effective treatment, and new promising treatments that use the immune system to kill the cancer. While sun exposure can contribute to melanoma, it doesn't completely explain the incidence of it. Light-skinned people have higher risk.
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