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Common Questions from NSCLC Patients and Their Caregivers

Lauren Welch, Kammi Fox-Kay, and Cathy Simmons share their experiences on the most common questions they are asked by their NSCLC patients and their caregivers, including chances for survival, the meaning of NGS, the stage of their cancer, and nutritional advice.


  • Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness

    In 2023, approximately 187,000 new cases of melanoma, the most dangerous of the 3 most common forms of skin cancer, occurred in the United States. Melanomas can be curable when caught and treated early, and research is ongoing to find treatments that offer hope to patients, including vaccines.

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  • Melanoma

    According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 106,110 individuals (62,260 men and 43,850 women) will be diagnosed with melanoma in the United States in 2021, and approximately 7180 individuals (4600 men and 2580 women) will die from the disease.

  • Melanoma

    Approximately 3.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022, making it the most common form of cancer in the United States. Included in this estimation are patients with basal-cell carcinoma and squamous-cell carcinoma, which are the most common types of skin cancer, as well as patients with melanoma, which accounts for approximately 1% of all skin cancers, but is responsible for a large majority of skin cancer–related deaths.