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    Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

    1. 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 ...

    2. 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.

    3. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Symptoms

      Nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a change in the skin, such as a growth, an irritation or sore that does not heal, or a change in a wart or mole. Basal cell carcinoma usually affects the head, neck, back, chest, or shoulders. The nose is the most com

    4. 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 ...

    5. 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).

    6. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Medications

      Medications are rarely used to treat nonmelanoma skin cancer. Surgery is the most common treatment.

    7. 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.

    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. Medications

      Interferon given before or after surgery is standard treatment for melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes. The use of interferon may increase the survival rate of some people with stage III melanoma. Melanoma that has spread to distant sites is rarel

    10. 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).

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