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Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Melanoma

    If you've just been diagnosed with melanoma, you have questions. WebMD experts provide 10 questions you might want to ask your doctor.

  2. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    WebMD offers a comprehensive look at the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

  3. Metastatic Melanoma

    Skin cancer that has spread to other places in your body is called metastatic, or advanced, melanoma.

  4. Skin Cancer Treatment

    Learn more about various skin cancer treatment options from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Prevention

    Reducing your exposure to harmful sunlight and checking your skin are key to preventing skin cancer. Learn more from WebMD.

  6. Understanding Skin Cancer -- the Basics

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on skin cancer from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of skin cancer.

  8. The Sun and Skin Cancer

    Spending too much time in the sun gives you wrinkles and makes you more likely to get skin cancer.

  9. Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Description of the Evidence

    BackgroundIncidence and mortalityThere are three main types of skin cancer:Basal cell carcinoma (BCC).Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which together with BCC is referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC).Melanoma.BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer but have substantially better prognoses than the less common, generally more aggressive, melanoma.NMSC is the most commonly occurring cancer in the United States. Its incidence appears to be increasing in some,[1] but not all,[2] areas of the country. Overall U.S. incidence rates have likely been increasing for a number of years.[3] At least some of this increase may be attributable to increasing skin cancer awareness and resulting increasing investigation and biopsy of skin lesions. The total number and incidence rate of NMSCs cannot be estimated precisely because reporting to cancer registries is not required. However, based on extrapolation of Medicare fee-for-service data to the U.S.

  10. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Call 1-800-4-CANCERFor more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your questions.Chat online The NCI's LiveHelp® online chat service provides Internet users with the ability to chat online with an Information Specialist. The service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Information Specialists can help Internet users find information on NCI Web sites and answer questions about cancer. Write to usFor more information from the NCI, please write to this address:NCI Public Inquiries Office9609 Medical Center Dr. Room 2E532 MSC 9760Bethesda, MD 20892-9760Search the NCI Web siteThe NCI Web site provides online access to information on cancer, clinical trials, and other Web sites and organizations that offer support

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