Skin cancer is usually a curable disease -- but only if caught early. Knowing what skin cancer looks like and how it is diagnosed can help you decide when to seek medical attention, and thus prevent potentially serious cosmetic and other health consequences. The basic information about skin cancer symptoms in these articles is information you cannot afford to ignore.
Many treatments are available to those newly diagnosed with skin cancer or those whose disease has recurred. The following introductions to skin cancer treatment include surgical techniques, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted/biologic therapy, as well as their respective side effects.
You or a loved one has just been diagnosed with skin cancer. Where do you turn for guidance and support? Fortunately, many resources are available on how to cope physically and emotionally with this potentially devastating disease.
Regular Sunscreen Use Prevents Melanoma
Congratulations! You've battled melanoma and you've won. But are you ready for what's next?
Ipilimumab has been tested in multiple clinical trials for many years and appears to finally be on the verge of FDA approval, perhaps as early as 2010. That's certainly good news for patients with melanoma, who have few options once the disease spreads to other areas of the body.
If a sentinel node biopsy shows that your melanoma has spread, should you remove the remaining lymph nodes? It's not an easy decision, and these pros and cons may help.
People are bad enough about using sunscreen properly, but they are even more lax about protecting their lips. You didn't know that skin cancer can affect the