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Skin Cancer Glossary

As soon as you are diagnosed with skin cancer, you will be subject to a barrage of specialized technical terms from your doctors, nurses and other caregivers. This glossary of commonly used terms will help you make sense of what they are saying and ask intelligent questions to receive optimal care.

SPF
What is SPF?

Lymphoscintigraphy
What is lymphoscintigraphy?

Actinic Keratosis
What is actinic keratosis?

Adjuvant Treatment
What is adjuvant treatment?

Apoptosis
What is apoptosis?

Chemotherapy
What is chemotherapy?

Clinical Trial
What is a clinical trial?

CTLA-4
What is CTLA-4?

Dacarbazine
What is dacarbazine?

Dermatologist
What is a dermatologist?

Erythema Solare
What is erythema solare?

Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor
What is a granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor?

Immune System
What is the immune system?

Immunotherapy
What is immunotherapy?

Ipilimumab
What is ipilimumab?

Keratinocytes
What are keratinocytes?

Lymph Node
What is a lymph node?

Macule
What is a macule?

Margin
A definition of a surgical margin.

Nevus
What is a nevus?

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy?

Spitz Nevus
What is a spitz nevus?

Temozolomide
What is temozolomide?

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