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    Medical Reference Related to Melanoma Skin Cancer

    1. 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.

    2. 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

    3. 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.

    4. 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

    5. The Sun and Skin Cancer

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

    6. Skin Cancer

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

    7. Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Cancer and Melanoma

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

    8. 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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