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    Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

    1. Cause

      The most common causes of melanoma are: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and exposure at high altitudes. Damage to the DNA of melanocytes from exposure to the sun and its UV light radiation is the single most

    2. Lymph Node Removal (Lymphadenectomy) for Melanoma

      Lymphadenectomy is surgery to remove cancerous lymph nodes.

    3. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Treatment Overview

      The goals of treatment for nonmelanoma skin cancer are to: Remove the entire skin cancer and a margin of skin tissue around the cancer to reduce the chance of recurrence. Preserve nearby skin tissue that is free of cancer and minimize scarring after surge

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

      What is melanoma? Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that starts in the pigment - producing skin cells called melanocytes. These cells become abnormal, grow uncontrollably, and aggressively invade surrounding tissues.

    5. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Home Treatment

      Home treatment after removal of a skin cancer includes regular use of skin protection measures to prevent a return (recurrence) of nonmelanoma skin cancer and regular exams to watch for suspicious skin changes.

    6. 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.

    7. Home Treatment

      Home treatment after removal of a melanoma includes protecting your skin from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and regularly checking your skin for suspicious skin changes.

    8. Other Treatment

      Radiation therapy may be used to treat advanced or metastatic melanoma. Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation to destroy or shrink melanoma with little harm to nearby healthy tissue.

    9. Surgery

      Complete surgical removal (excision) is the most successful and the most common treatment for melanoma. The lymph nodes may also need to be removed (lymphadenectomy) in stages II and III melanoma.

    10. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Surgery

      Surgery is the most common and most successful method of treating nonmelanoma skin cancer. The goals of surgery are to: Remove the entire skin cancer and a margin of healthy skin tissue around the cancer to reduce the chance of recurrence.

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