Childhood illnesses are associated with a reduced risk of melanoma (but there is no statistical significance). A cold or flu is associated with a 68% reduction in the risk of melanoma.
An infected wound is associated with a 79% melanoma risk reduction and a chronic an infectious disease with a reduced risk of melanoma by 68%.
Virtually all infectious diseases are associated with a reduced risk of melanoma: flu by 35%, pneumonia by 55%, staphylococcus by 46%.
In 2014 a woman was cured of multiple myeloma by a huge dose of a recombinant measles virus
At present, clinical trials of the treatment of various cancers by means of the measles virus are underway. [Here reported the successful use of the virus to treat skin cancer in five patients. Here on how the measles virus destroys melanoma cells.
Measles virus has also been used successfully for treatment of ovarian cancer , . The virus was much more effective avastina, fashionable for today, a very toxic and very expensive cancer drug.