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    Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

    1. Lymph Node Removal (Lymphadenectomy) for Melanoma

      Lymphadenectomy is surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes.

    2. Skin Cancer, Melanoma - When To Call a Doctor

      The most important warning sign for melanoma is a change in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth (such as a birthmark).

    3. Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Symptoms

      Early signs: The most important warning sign for melanoma is a change in size, shape, or color of a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark. Watch for changes that occur over a period of 1 month to 1 or 2 years.

    4. Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer

      Laser surgery uses a wavelength of light that is focused in a narrow beam. This high-intensity light is used to shrink or destroy skin cancers or pre-cancers (actinic keratosis). With lasers, there is usually less bleeding, swelling, and scarring. Healing is quicker, and you are less likely to get an infection.Several different types of lasers are used to treat skin cancers, including the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.

    5. Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Prevention

      The primary risk factor for developing melanoma is excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Some experts believe that 65% or more of melanoma is caused by exposure to the sun, especially during childhood.

    6. What Increases Your Risk

      Risk factors for melanoma include: History of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Sun exposure is the single most important risk factor for melanoma. History of sunburns, previous melanoma or other skin cancer, and family history of melanoma are also

    7. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Prevention

      Most nonmelanoma skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Limit your exposure to the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hours of peak ultraviolet exposure).

    8. Radiation Treatment for Cancer

      Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to destroy or shrink advanced or metastatic melanoma with little harm to nearby healthy tissue. Radiation damages the genetic material of cancer cells, stopping their growth. Treatment is usually done several times a week for up to 6 weeks. ...

    9. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - 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 asp rotecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer.

    10. 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.

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