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  • What is Skin Cancer? Created: Friday, August 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    What is skin cancer? This introductory article provides an easy-to-follow answer for patients, including the different types of skin cancer and their causes, symptoms and treatments."
  • Melanoma Staging: What it Means and Reveals Created: Friday, September 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Melanoma staging is based on the size of a melanoma tumor and where and how far it has spread. It is critical planning your treatment." itemprop="description"="description" Monday, September 08, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
    These nine basal cell carcinoma pictures can help you identify this most common type of skin cancer. Early treatment is important to prevent its spread.
  • Skin Cancer Pictures, Part IV: Non-Cancerous and Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions Created: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    A collection of pictures of actual non-cancerous and pre-cancerous skin lesions, including actinic keratosis, dysplastic nevi, and more.
  • Clark Level and Breslow Thickness: What Do These Measures Mean? Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Clark Level and Breslow Thickness are two measures used to determine the stage and prognosis of a melanoma. Learn what these numbers can mean for you." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Skin Cancer Symptoms Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Skin cancer symptoms can include many different shapes, sizes and colors of skin lesions, or no visible lesions at all. Learn what signs to look for." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
  • Introduction to Melanoma Skin Cancer Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Learn more about melanoma in this overview, including types, growth pattern, diagnosis, and treatments." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • Skin Cancer Pictures, Part II: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Created: Monday, September 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    A collection of photographs (images, pictures, JPG) of squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.
  • Efudex Cream for the Treatment of Skin Cancer Created: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    An introduction to prescription Efudex (fluorouracil) cream for treatment of basal cell carcinoma or actinic keratosis, including its safe and effective use." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
  • Moles Versus Melanoma Skin Cancer: Learn to Tell the Difference with Pictures Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    This collection of photographs will help you tell the difference between normal moles (nevi, nevus) and melanoma skin cancer.
  • Skin Cancer Pictures, Part III: Melanoma Created: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    A collection of pictures (photographs, images, JPG) of the skin cancer melanoma.
  • Introduction to Squamous Cell Carcinoma Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common type of skin cancer. Learn about the symptoms, your risk, and how to prevent and treat this cancer." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
  • Sun Safety 101 Created: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    How much sun is too much? Who is most at risk? What are the most effective ways to protect yourself? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about sun safety." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
  • Tips for Coping With Interferon Side Effects Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013
    Tips for coping with the side effects of interferon-alfa2b for patients with melanoma skin cancer.
  • Melanoma Cancer Chemotherapy Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    A patient's guide to the various chemotherapy drugs used to treat metastatic melanoma skin cancer.
  • Less Common Treatments for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Created: Thursday, December 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Learn about less commonly used treatments for basal and squamous cell skin cancers such as radiation, photodynamic therapy, cryosurgery, and laser ablation therapy.
  • Cancer Chemotherapy for Melanoma: Temozolomide Created: Friday, November 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Temozolomide is used in patients with melanoma that has metastasized (spread) to the brain or nervous system. Learn more about its use, efficacy, and side effects in this overview.
  • Rare Skin Cancers Created: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Rare skin cancers include cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, sebaceous gland carcinoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
  • Skin Cancer Treatment Created: Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    An overview of the available types of skin cancer treatment, including treatments for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
  • Self-Check Skin Exams: How to Spot Signs of Skin Cancer Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    Answers to five commonly asked questions about performing a self-check skin exam to detect skin cancer in its early, treatable stages.
  • Skin Cancer Diagnosis Created: Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    How a skin cancer diagnosis is determined, from warning signs to different types of biopsies to the different stages of melanoma.
  • Understanding Your Melanoma Pathology Report, Part I: Mitotic Rate Created: Friday, November 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    An important part of your melanoma pathology report, the mitotic rate is a measurement of how fast tumor cells are dividing in patients with melanoma.
  • Solaraze (diclofenac) Topical Cream for Actinic Keratosis Treatment Created: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    Solaraze (diclofenac) is a prescription NSAID topical cream for actinic keratosis treatment. Learn about its effective use and possible side effects.
  • Early-Stage Melanoma Treatment Options Created: Monday, September 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    Learn more about common treatment options for early stage melanoma, including stages 0, I and II, that are localized to the skin or local lymph nodes.
  • What Are the Main Melanoma Risk Factors? Created: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    Melanoma risk factors, either alone or in combination, can make you more likely to develop the skin cancer. Know your risks, and how you may prevent it.
  • Aldara for the Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers Created: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    Aldara(imiquimod) is a prescription topical cream used to treat basal cell carcinoma and actinic keratosis. Learn about its use and potential side effects.
  • Common Skin Cancer Treatments for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas Created: Monday, September 22, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    A guide to the most common skin cancer treatment options for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, including creams, surgery and other treatments.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Created: Thursday, September 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, accounts for about 80 percent of all skin cancers. Learn the types, symptoms and treatments.
  • Guide to the LDH Test for Melanoma Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
    An overview of the LDH test for melanoma skin cancer, including what the test measures, what results mean, and its effectiveness in detecting metastasis.
  • Where and Why Can Melanoma Spread? Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013
    Melanoma metastasis occurs when a melanoma lesion recurs (returns), gets thicker or spreads from the skin to the lymph nodes or distant organs.
  • Metastatic Melanoma Treatment - Introduction to Metastatic Melanoma Treatment Created: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Learn more about common metastatic melanoma treatment options for patients with stage III or IV disease.
  • Sunburn Treatment - Reader Tips on Sunburn Treatment Created: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Updated: Monday, October 05, 2009
    Readers share their tips and experiences about what works and what doesn't when treating sunburn.

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