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Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

  1. 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.

  2. Skin Cancer, Melanoma - 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Medications

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

  5. 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

  6. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - Cause

    Nonmelanoma skin cancer is usually caused by overexposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays.

  7. The Sun and Skin Cancer

    Spending too much time in the sun gives you wrinkles and makes you more likely to get skin cancer.

  8. Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Learn more from WebMD about basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, including its causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention techniques.

  9. Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers. WebMD explains the different types, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  10. Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer and Melanoma

    WebMD experts answer frequently asked questions about skin cancer, especially melanoma.

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