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Melanoma/Skin Cancer detection and prevention month

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

May is melanoma/skin cancer detection and prevention month. At UPMC CancerCenter’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program, we treat all phases of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers by combining the most advanced therapies with cancer clinical trials.

Visit HealthBeat for tips on detecting and preventing melanoma and skin cancer including:

Stroke Awareness

Stroke Awareness Month

May is national stroke awareness month — the leading cause of adult disability and the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States.

Our experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and feature both primary and comprehensive stroke centers.

Medical Mondays: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Medical Mondays: Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms deep within the body’s veins, commonly in the legs and thighs. This vascular condition is treatable but can be life threatening if undetected.

In case you missed it, we’re resharing the story of former Pittsburgh Penguins® goalie, Tomas Vokoun. After his DVT diagnosis, Rabih Chaer, MD, of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute performed emergency surgery that eventually got Vokoun back on the ice.

Visit HealthBeat for our Medical Mondays: Deep Vein Thrombosis feature to learn more about this story and related posts on:

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