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Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. Changes to This Summary (03 / 29 / 2013)

    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.Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.

  2. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary,please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site's Contact Form.

  3. Questions or Comments About This Summary

    If you have questions or comments about this summary, please send them to Cancer.gov through the Web site's Contact Form. We can respond only to email messages written in English.

  4. Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin Treatment

    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.) There is a wide range of treatment approaches,including excision,radiation ...

  5. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on 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.

  6. Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Skin Cancer Prevention.

  7. Changes to This Summary (03 / 01 / 2013)

    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.Description of the EvidenceAdded American Cancer Society as reference 4.Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  8. Changes to This Summary (02 / 15 / 2013)

    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.Description of the EvidenceUpdated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 5).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage 0 Melanoma Treatment of stage 0 melanoma is usually surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it. Stage I Melanoma Treatment of stage I melanoma may include the following: Surgery to remove the tumor and some of the normal tissue around it. A clinical trial of surgery to remove the tumor and some of the normal tissue around it,with or without lymph node ...

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