As Cancer Deaths Fall, Malignant-Melanoma Rates Climb (Op-Ed)

live science logoDr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

The American Cancer Society reports that death rates for many cancers in the United States have fallen — but that’s not the case for melanoma. In fact, the numbers are only getting worse: One person dies from malignant melanoma every hour in the U.S.

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Dr. Doris Day Rings The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Kick-off Melanoma Monday

Dr Doris Day NYC NasdaqMELA Sciences, Inc. [MELA], the medical device company that has developed MelaFind,will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in recognition of Melanoma Mondayand to kick-off Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, as well as raise awareness about early detection of melanoma. Every hour, one American dies of melanoma and approximately fifteen are diagnosed with the disease.  

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