Melanoma Doctor | Fighting Rising Melanoma Cancer Rates

New statistics and a Harvard study on men show the recently huge increase in the number of men suffering from melanoma cancer could be due to ED medications.

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From 1995 to 1999 the rate of melanoma among caucasions was 9.17 for men and 13.86 for women per 100,000. From this data we see that before erectile dysfunction drugs fully engulfed the male population, women outnumbered men by 60%.

Today, men are 55 percent more likely to die of melanoma than women according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Also note that men now make up nearly 58% of all melanoma cases. Within a 20 year span, such a staggering jump should have been obvious to medical professionals.

United States Attorneys are looking into the cases and huge lawsuits are currently being worked up against Pfizer and other large manufacturers of ED medicines. With such a terrible disease and such a large population of men who have taken the drugs, the total compensation of a case like this could easily reach into the billions. You can see more about the lawsuit at

Sildenafil, Vardenafil, Tadalafil: cGMP-specific Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors

Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra. Levitra and Cialis use other names for their cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor which is used to help men suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Around 76,000 melanoma cancer patients will be diagnosed in 2014. Men are much more likely than women to get melanoma cancer. The number of men who die from this cancer, according to statistics from agencies such as the National Institute of Health, will be more than double that of females.

Melanoma is more than 20 times more common in Caucasians than African Americans.

Depending on the prognosis, melanoma can go from very easily cured or fighting a tough battle to survive. Often melanoma starts as a cancer of the skin, sometimes referred to as “skin cancer.” Melanoma, if left untreated, can spread all over the body, including internally where it can become lung cancer, liver, brain, bone, heart, pancreas or other organ cancer,

Those who have been treated for “primary” tumors, typically melanoma moles, in the past are at much higher risks of developing a “second primary” tumor or have a “recurrence” at a site far away from the first tumor development. When melanoma cancer spreads it becomes metastatic melanoma.

After suffering from stage 0, 1 or 2 melanoma, life may go back to being normal and it is very possible that you will never have to face the cancer again. Depending on what you stage of melanoma your primary tumor reached before removal, your risk of having a recurrence worse than the first tumor can be minimized by having regular screenings.

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