Skip to content

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Prevention

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

  2. Understanding Skin Cancer -- the Basics

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

  3. Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy

    Of all the side effects of chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting are the most common and are among the most feared. But having chemotherapy does not mean that you have to suffer with nausea and vomiting. Key pointsNausea and vomiting can be controlled and even prevented. The best treatment plan is one set up by you and your health care team, based on your particular needs and feelings. You are the ...

  4. Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis

    Actinic keratosis is not cancer but is treated because it may develop into cancer. Treatment of actinic keratosis may include the following: Topical chemotherapy. Cryosurgery. Electrodesiccation and curettage. Dermabrasion. Shave excision. Laser surgery. Photodynamic therapy. This summary section refers to specific treatments under study in clinical trials,but it may not mention every ...

  5. Classification and Stage Information for Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma

    Tumor SizeUveal melanoma most often assumes a nodular or dome-shaped configuration, but occasionally tumors can be flat or diffuse and involve extensive areas of the uvea with little elevation. Tumor size classifications according to boundary lines used in a Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) are as follows:[1] Small: Range from 1.0 mm to 3.0 mm in apical height and largest basal diameter of 5.0 to 16.0 mm.[1] Medium: Range from 3.1 to 8.0 mm in apical height and a basal diameter of not more than 16.0 mm.[2] Large: Greater than 8.0 mm in apical height or a basal diameter more than 16.0 mm, when the apical height is at least 2.0 mm.Although most ocular melanomas have a raised configuration, about 5% grow in a diffuse pattern that also may have prognostic significance. The tumors have a horizontal, flat-growth pattern, with the thickness measuring approximately 20% or less than the greatest basal dimension. This uncommon variant of uveal

  6. Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  7. Recurrent Intraocular Melanoma

    The prognosis for any patient with recurring or relapsing disease is poor,regardless of cell type or stage. The question and selection of further treatment depends on many factors,including the extent of the lesion,age and health of the patient,prior treatment,and site of recurrence,as well as individual patient considerations. Clinical trials are appropriate and should be considered ...

  8. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Skin Cancer Screening.

  9. Extraocular Extension and Metastatic Intraocular Melanoma

    Extrascleral extension usually confers a poor prognosis. For patients with gross tumor involvement of the orbit,treatment requires orbital exenteration often combined with preoperative or postoperative radiation therapy; however,there is no evidence that this radical surgery will prolong life. Most patients with localized or encapsulated extraocular extension are not exenterated. This ...

  10. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on eye melanoma treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

Displaying 121 - 130 of 222 Articles << Prev Page 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Malignant melanoma
About 40-50 percent of those who live to be 65 may get it. Here’s how to spot early.
Woman checking out tan lines
There’s a dark side to that strive for beauty. See them here.
 
sauteed cherry tomatoes
Fight cancer one plate at a time.
Lung cancer xray
See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
 
12 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Melanoma
ARTICLE
precancerous lesions slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
Do You Know Your Melanoma ABCs
VIDEO
15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore
ARTICLE
 
screening tests for men
SLIDESHOW
Vitamin D
SLIDESHOW
 
Is That Mole Skin Cancer
VIDEO
Brilliant sun rays
Quiz
 

WebMD Special Sections