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    Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

    1. Topic Overview

      Skin cancer is often or usually caused by years of too much sun exposure. More than 90% of all skin cancers are found on body parts that get the most sun most of the time. The face,neck,ears,hands,and arms are common body parts that get skin cancer. Skin cancer can often be prevented by avoiding overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays (UV rays). UV rays from artificial sources,such as ...

    2. 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.

    3. Skin Cancer, Non Melanoma Guide - What Happens

      Nonmelanoma skin cancer usually develops slowly, invading and destroying nearby tissues. It may take months or years for basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas to develop. Because of this slow growth, skin cancer can often be detected and treated early in

    4. Exams and Tests

      A physical exam of skin is used to evaluate the skin for melanoma. If melanoma is suspected, a skin biopsy will be done. For this, your health professional will remove a sample of skin tissue and send it to a pathologist to be examined under a microscope.

    5. 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.

    6. The Sun and Skin Cancer

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

    7. 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.

    8. Skin Cancer

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

    9. Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer and Melanoma

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

    10. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

      Squamous Cell Carcinoma, SCC, is the second most common type of skin cancer. Its cells live in the outer layer of the skin.

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