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Skin Cancer Video Roundup

By January 11, 2009

As the cliche goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Well, a video may be worth even more. Here is a selection of short movies that clearly introduce skin cancer for those newly diagnosed.

What is skin cancer? - This easy-to-understand video explains what how the different types of skin cancer affect the different layers of the skin.

Mohs surgery - This patient education video from the American College of Mohs Surgery covers all the basics of skin cancer and details the Mohs surgery process.

Skin biopsy - Dermatologist Dr. Coyle Connolly performs a biopsy for skin cancer on a suspicious lesion found on a patient's forehead.

How to do a skin self-exam -  The Melanoma International Foundation presents this video overview of performing skin examinations, a key way to detect skin cancer in its early, treatable stages.

Surgery for Melanoma - The University of Maryland Medical Center introduces melanoma in this video, including risk factors, biopsies, surgical treatments, and more.

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