melanoma 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 Tanning limited for teens in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/tanning-limited-teens-new-york-state <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to limit the use of tanning beds by teenagers.</span></p><p><span>The bill will ban children 16 years and under from going to tanning salons.</span> Seventeen-year-olds will still be allowed to use tanning beds with written permission from their parents.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21122 at http://wrvo.org Cancer Society seeks tan ban for 18 and under http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-society-seeks-tan-ban-18-and-under <p>The American Cancer Society and other health groups are pressing for a law in New York state that would ban anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning salon. They argue the growing risk of cancer to young people is too great a threat to ignore.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 14:41:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19101 at http://wrvo.org Cancer Society seeks tan ban for 18 and under