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  1. Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Patient Information [NCI] - What is prevention?

    Cancerprevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer,the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully,this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer. To prevent new cancers from starting,scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a ...

  2. Genetics of Skin Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Introduction Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy in people of European descent,with an associated lifetime risk of 30%.[ 1 ] While exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the risk factor most closely linked to the development of BCC,other environmental factors (such as ionizing radiation,chronic arsenic ingestion,and immunosuppression) and genetic factors (such as family ...

  3. Genetics of Skin Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Introduction

    Many of the medical and scientific terms used in this summary are found in the NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms. When a linked term is clicked,the definition will appear in a separate window. Many of the genes described in this summary are found in the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database. When OMIM appears after a gene name or the name of a condition,click on OMIM for a link ...

  4. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - What is screening?

    Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early,it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear,cancer may have begun to spread. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer. They also study the things we do and the ...

  5. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage IV and Recurrent Melanoma

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) STAGE IV MELANOMA IS DEFINED BY THE AMERICAN JOINT COMMITTEE ON CANCER'S TNM ...

  6. Skin Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062764-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 http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Skin Cancer Prevention

  7. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Get More Information From NCI

    National Cancer Institute for more cancer information.

  8. Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Extraocular Extension and Metastatic Intraocular Melanoma

    Extrascleral extension usually confers a poor prognosis. For patients with gross tumor involvement of the orbit,treatment requires orbital exenteration often combined with preoperative or postoperative radiation therapy; however,there is no evidence that this radical surgery will prolong life. Most patients with localized or encapsulated extraocular extension are not exenterated. This ...

  9. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (03 / 29 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.

  10. Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (02 / 26 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.Editorial changes were made to this summary.

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