Skin Cancer Treatment
From Nicholette Zeliadt, former About.com Guide
- Skin Cancer Treatment Basics
- Basal and Squamous Cell Cancer Treatments
- Melanoma Treatments
- Clinical Trials
Skin Cancer Treatment Basics
General overviews of the available treatments for the different types of skin cancer, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery, topical creams, and more.
- Introduction to Treatment Options for Skin Cancer
- What is Chemotherapy?
- What is Immunotherapy?
- Video: Chemotherapy's Effectiveness and Side Effects
Basal and Squamous Cell Cancer Treatments
A collection of easy-to-understand introductions to the available treatments for nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.
- Common Treatments for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Less Common Treatments for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers
- Imiquimod (Aldara) for the Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
- Patient's Guide to Fluorouracil (Efudex)
- Diclofenac Topical Cream for Actinic Keratosis
Learn more about common treatments for melanoma in its various stages, including melanoma localized to the skin or to local lymph nodes, or melanoma that has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body.
- Treatment Options for Early-Stage Melanoma
- Treatment Options for Advanced or Metastatic Melanoma
- Chemotherapy Drugs for Melanoma: Dacarbazine
- Chemotherapy Drugs for Melanoma: Temozolomide
- What You Need to Know About Interleukin-2 for Metastatic Melanoma
- Patient's Guide to Interferon-alfa2b
Those who take part in clinical trials get access to the latest treatments that are often not available anywhere else and may offer the only hope for those with advanced skin cancer. Simply put, participation in clinical trials is the only way research will advance toward an eventual cure for melanoma and other skin cancers.