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Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. Changes to This Summary (01 / 11 / 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 and images were added.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality There are three main types of skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (together with BCC referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancer [NMSC]). Melanoma. BCC and SCC are the most common forms of skin cancer but have substantially better prognoses than the less common,generally more aggressive,melanoma. NMSC is the most commonly ...

  5. Description of the Evidence

    Background Incidence and mortality There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma,squamous cell carcinoma (together with basal cell carcinoma referred to as nonmelanoma skin cancer),and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common forms of skin cancer but have substantially better prognoses than the less common,generally more aggressive ...

  6. Recurrent Melanoma

    Recurrent melanoma is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the original site or in other parts of the body,such as the lungs or liver. ...

  7. 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.

  8. Changes to This Summary (11 / 09 / 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.This summary was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment 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. 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 ...

  10. General Information About Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat,sunlight,injury,and infection. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water,fat,and vitamin D. The skin has several layers,but the two main layers are the epidermis (upper or outer layer) and the dermis (lower or inner ...

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