How Skin Cancer is Diagnosed
Skin Cancer Diagnosis Experiences - Stories of Skin Cancer Diagnosis
How did you find out about your skin cancer? What were the symptoms? What did the doctor do to confirm the diagnosis? Readers tell us their stories.
Diagnosis of Skin Cancer
An introduction to the methods of diagnosing skin cancer.
What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer Biopsies
An overview of the various types of skin and lymph node biopsies used to diagnose basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
The Stages of Melanoma
Staging is based on the size of a melanoma tumor and where and how far it has spread. It is critical for planning treatment. Learn more in this comprehensive overview.
Understanding Your Melanoma Pathology Report, Part I: Mitotic Rate
The mitotic rate is a measurement of how fast tumor cells are dividing in patients with melanoma. Learn more about how it is used in diagnosis and how it can predict survival.
Clark and Breslow Numbers: What Do They Mean?
Clark (depth of invasion) and Breslow (tumor thickness) numbers are used to stage melanoma and determine the prognosis. Learn more in this brief overview.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Skin Cancer Diagnosis
It goes without saying that getting a skin cancer diagnosis can be emotionally devastating. If you've been diagnosed, you need to ask your doctor these questions about their treatment decisions.
Guide to the LDH Test for Melanoma
Did your doctor order an LDH test? This guide will explain what the test measures, what the results mean, and its effectiveness in detecting metastasis in melanoma skin cancer.
Making Sense of CT, MRI and PET Scans
An introduction to CT, MRI and PET scans for patients newly diagnosed with melanoma.