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Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy may be used to treat advanced or metastatic melanoma. Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to destroy or shrink melanoma with little harm to nearby healthy tissue.

  2. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Skin Cancer: Protecting Your Skin

    Excessive exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer. You can reduce your risk for skin cancer by: Protecting your skin, and that of your family members, from UV radiation.Performing frequent skin self - examinations.Finding out whether you have an increased risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers. What do I need to know about ultraviolet radiation and my ..

  3. Treatment Overview

    Surgical removal (excision) of the affected skin is the most effective treatment for melanoma. Excision involves removing the entire melanoma along with a border (margin) of normal - appearing skin.

  4. Surgical Excision of Melanoma

    Surgery to remove (excise) a melanoma removes the entire melanoma along with a border (margin) of normal - appearing skin. The width of the border of normal skin removed depends on the depth of the melanoma.

  5. Metastatic Melanoma - Topic Overview

    When melanoma spreads (metastasizes),it usually spreads first into nearby lymph nodes. It can also spread through the bloodstream. Distant metastases of melanoma typically are found in the skin,liver,lungs,bone,and brain. If the primary melanoma is on a leg or arm,metastases usually are first found higher up on that leg or arm. Unusual sites for metastases include the eye. Most deaths ...

  6. Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition such as skin cancer-melanoma.

  7. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Home Treatment

    Home treatment after removal of a skin cancer includes regular use of skin protection measures to prevent a return (recurrence) of nonmelanoma skin cancer and regular exams to watch for suspicious skin changes.

  8. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for nonmelanoma skin cancer include: having a skin type that sunburns easily, a history of severe sunburn, and a family history of skin cancer or a personal history of skin cancer.

  9. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if you have an irritated or irregular skin growth.

  10. Fluorouracil (5-FU) for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

    Drug details for Fluorouracil (5-FU) for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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