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For the record

May 11, 2011

Skin cancer: A May 9 article in the Health section about the different types of skin cancers described invasive melanoma as melanoma that had traveled to other parts of the body. Invasive melanoma means the cancer has spread beyond the epidermis of the skin into deeper tissues (e.g. dermis or subcutaneous fat) but not necessarily to other parts of the body. The article also said that the five-year survival rate for invasive melanoma is 15%. That statistic is for metastatic melanoma, in which the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. The five-year survival rate for invasive melanoma is higher than that but depends on the thickness of the cancer. For invasive melanoma with a thickness of 1 millimeter, for example, it is 95%.

Arden Buenagua obituary: In the May 8 California section, the headline on the obituary of Marine Lance Cpl. Arden Joseph Buenagua, who was killed in November by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, referred to him as a soldier. He was a member of the Marine Corps.

"The Voice": An article about the NBC show "The Voice" in the May 10 Calendar section said that Cee Lo Green, one of the panelists on the show, was nominated for a Grammy for his song "Forget You." In fact, he won a Grammy for the song.

"Last Night": The information box that accompanied a review of "Last Night" in the May 6 Calendar section said the film was rated PG (for some language). "Last Night" is rated R (for some language).

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