Malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. QEHB Charity has launched the QEHB Fighting Skin Cancer Appeal to help patients with skin cancer and raise awareness of the disease.
Dr Neil Steven, Oncology Consultant at QEHB, said: “Most people with melanoma are cured by surgery. Until recently, people with melanoma that has spread beyond the reach of surgery have not had effective treatments, despite 30 years of research.
“However, there are now some treatments that can really improve the outlook for people with advanced melanoma. Furthermore, newer drugs are being tested. This has come about as a result of dedicated research across the world. The money we raise through our appeal will really help these efforts.”
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