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  1. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Symptoms

    Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of skin cancer.

  2. Understanding Skin Cancer -- Prevention

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

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Stage II melanoma is defined by the following clinical stage groupings: T2b,...

  5. About PDQ

    PDQ IS A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER DATABASE AVAILABLE ON NCI'S WEB SITE. PDQ is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. Most of the information contained in PDQ is available online at NCI's Web site. PDQ is provided as a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health,the federal government's focal point for biomedical research. .

  6. Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis. Different types of treatment are available for patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment),and some are being tested in clinical trials. Before starting treatment,patients may want to think about taking part in a ...

  7. 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.

  8. Small Choroidal Melanoma

    The natural history of small choroidal melanoma remains poorly understood. Small,pigmented choroidal lesions cannot always be differentiated reliably on examination. Growth is a presumed indicator of malignant potential.[ 1 ] Although patients diagnosed with small choroidal tumors were not eligible for participation in the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study,these patients were offered ...

  9. Changes to This Summary (05 / 24 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  10. Interventions With Inadequate Evidence as to Whether They Reduce Risk of Melanoma

    Sunscreen Use and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Avoidance Benefits There is inadequate evidence to determine whether the avoidance of sunburns or the use of sunscreen alters the incidence of cutaneous melanoma. Magnitude of Benefit: Unknown. Study Design: Primarily cohort or case-control studies. A post-hoc analysis of one randomized controlled trial of regular sunscreen use (vs. use at the ...

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