Interview by Andrew Schorr of Patient Power

Thu, 2009-04-16

In this hot topic interview, Andrew previews the NW Melanoma Symposium, to be held May 9, 2009, in Seattle, with similar events also being held around the country as part of melanoma awareness month. This program and the events discuss prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this serious cancer that starts on the skin but, if untreated or undiscovered, can spread to vital organs and be fatal. Dr. David Byrd, co-director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Melanoma Clinic and a renowned cancer surgeon, puts melanoma in perspective with additional comments from his patient, 75-year-old Ed Greub, who was fortunate to have his melanoma discovered early and treated successfully with surgery.

To hear the interview, click the link below:

http://www.patientpower.info/listenhealthtopicdetails.asp?showid=HT041609&Topic=Melanoma