Melanoma

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The Melanoma Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Melanoma Research Alliance. It is intended to provide educational information and healthcare savings resources for those living with this diagnosis.

Melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, develops from melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin - the pigment that gives your skin and hair their color. According to the CDC, the incidence of melanoma has actually doubled during the past three decades in the United States. Although the average age of people diagnosed with melanoma is 63, melanoma is not uncommon even among those younger than 30. In fact, it's one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women). In 2017 alone, 87,110 people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with new melanomas. With early diagnosis and treatment, the chances of recovery are very good. If it is not found early, melanoma can grow deeper into the skin and spread to other parts of the body, making it difficult to treat.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider.



Medications used in the treatment of Melanoma

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:


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This page was last updated on 4/6/2021