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  1. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - 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. ...

  2. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258037-nci-header

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Skin Cancer Screening

  3. Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

    Basal Cell Carcinoma Treatment of basal cell carcinoma may include the following: Mohs micrographic surgery. Simple excision. Electrodesiccation and curettage. Cryosurgery. Radiation therapy. Laser surgery. Topical chemotherapy with fluorouracil. Photodynamic therapy. A clinical trial of biologic therapy. Follow-up skin exams are important for people with basal cell carcinoma because ...

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

    Stages of Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary

  5. Interventions With Inadequate Evidence as to Whether They Reduce Risk of Melanoma

    Sunscreen Use and Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Avoidance Benefits There is inadequate evidence to determine whether the avoidance of sunburns or the use of sunscreen alters the incidence of cutaneous melanoma. Magnitude of Benefit: Unknown. Study Design: Primarily cohort or case-control studies. A post-hoc analysis of one randomized controlled trial of regular sunscreen use (vs. use at the ...

  6. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    Melanomas that have not spread beyond the site at which they developed are highly curable. Most of these are thin lesions that have not invaded beyond the papillary dermis (Clark’s level I-II; Breslow thickness =1 mm). The treatment of localized melanoma is surgical excision with margins proportional to the microstage of the primary lesion; for most lesions <2 mm thick,this means 1 cm ...

  7. Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - 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 ...

  8. Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    Sources of further information about Skin Cancer Prevention.

  9. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Melanoma

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about melanoma,see the following: Melanoma Home Page What You Need to Know About™ Melanoma What You Need to Know About™ Moles and Dysplastic Nevi Skin Cancer Prevention Skin Cancer Screening Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Questions and Answers For general cancer information and other ...

  10. Melanoma, Malignant

    Malignant Melanoma is a common skin cancer that arises from the melanin cells within the upper layer of the skin (epidermis) or from similar cells that may be found in moles (nevi). This type of skin cancer may send down roots into deeper layers of the skin. Some of these microscopic roots may spread (metastasize) causing new tumor growths in vital organs of the body.. ...

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