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Report: Decline in Melanoma Deaths Leads an Overall Drop in Cancer Mortality

July 9, 2021

July 9 – A rapid decline in deaths from lung cancer and melanoma led an overall drop in cancer mortality in men and women across all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, pu …



Caregiver Perspective on an Ocular Melanoma Diagnosis

July 9, 2021

Guest blog from Paul Zubeck, caregiver to his wife Lindsay who has ocular melanoma:  I became a caregiver in March of 2017 when my wife, Lindsay, was diagnosed with ocular melanoma (OM). What started out as possibly being a detached retina was actually …



How YES-CAN! Can Help Kids Learn About Sun Safety

June 22, 2021

Guest blog from Lori Crane, PhD, MPH, a 2016 MRF Donor Directed Award from the University of Colorado, Denver:  As melanoma rates have soared over the past 100 years, so has our knowledge of how to prevent it. 100 years ago, we didn’t know that wearing …



An Eye-Opening Experience Through a Metastatic Melanoma Journey

June 18, 2021

Guest blog from Kyle Lewis, a stage IV metastatic melanoma survivor:  Clank. Clank. Clank thud. Whoosh. Dang – my range is off. Clank. Whoosh. Whoosh. Ouch. I better get out of here before somebody sees me.  It was November 2019 and I was out shooting …



Carla Tressell’s Journey with Ocular Melanoma

June 11, 2021

Guest blog from Carla Tressell who started her journey with OM in 2004:  My name is Carla Tressell and I live with my husband, Jim, and our dog, Axle, in Arvada, CO. My journey with ocular melanoma (OM) began in the Summer of 2004 when my optometrist f …