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Melanoma Surgeon and Survivor Has Two Words For You: Get Checked!
Date:8/5/2013

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"Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the number of cases is increasing every year. Once rare among young people, it is now the second most common kind of cancer for people under 30," stated Dr. Travis Kidner, a Surgical Oncologist at the Rox Cancer Center, of which Dr. Andrew Ordon of the hit TV show "The Doctors" is a partner. "When detected in the early stages, as mine was, melanoma is a highly treatable disease; however the five-year survival rate for melanoma that has traveled to distant organs is only 15%. At the Rox Cancer Center we are dedicated to providing a personalized approach to cancer screenings and surgical care," added Dr. Kidner.

About Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Kidner is a Surgical Oncologist and a General Surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. He completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Pre-Medicine at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He then went to the University of Cincinnati where he obtained a medical degree. Dr. Kidner discovered a passion for the care of cancer patients while working in the research laboratories at the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Kidner began his General Surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After two years of training, he was accepted into the Research Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While in New York, Dr. Kidner worked alongside the world¹s experts in cancer treatment and new research. He then completed his General Surgery training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kidner was then accepted into the Surgical Oncology F
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