Dr. Schuchter http://wrvo.org en Melanoma treatment breakthroughs provide hope for those in advanced stages of disease http://wrvo.org/post/melanoma-treatment-breakthroughs-provide-hope-those-advanced-stages-disease <p>With early detection and treatment, melanoma is nearly 100 percent curable. &nbsp;But for patients with advanced stages of melanoma, this skin cancer is often regarded as one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Now, new advances in treatment therapies have provided dramatic improvements for those whose melanoma has spread.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.pennmedicine.org/wagform/MainPage.aspx?config=provider&amp;P=PP&amp;ID=1667">Dr. Lynn Schuchter</a>, chief of hematology-oncology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center, about how melanoma is diagnosed and the variety of treatments now available.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Lynn Schuchter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 44050 at http://wrvo.org Melanoma treatment breakthroughs provide hope for those in advanced stages of disease Melanoma treatments advancing rapidly http://wrvo.org/post/melanoma-treatments-advancing-rapidly <p></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: If you would, walk us through what happens when a person finds out their mole or growth is malignant. Who makes that diagnosis and what are the first steps taken once a person gets the diagnosis.</em></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 44042 at http://wrvo.org