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

    Sources of further information about Skin Cancer Prevention.

  2. Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258015-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.Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment

  3. Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (11 / 09 / 2012)

    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.This summary was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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

    Sources of further information about Skin Cancer Screening.

  5. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (12 / 30 / 2011)

    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.

  6. Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Intraocular (Eye) Melanoma

    Recurrent intraocular melanoma is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated.

  7. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I Melanoma

    Stage I melanoma is defined by the following clinical stage groupings: T1a,N0,M0 T1b,N0,M0 T2a,N0,M0 STANDARD TREATMENT OPTIONS: Current evidence suggests that lesions <2 mm thick may be treated conservatively with radial excision margins of 1 cm. A randomized trial compared narrow margins (1 cm) with wide margins (at least 3 cm) in patients with melanomas no thicker than 2 mm.[ 1,2 ] ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Skin Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMARY This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive,peer-reviewed,evidence-based information about skin cancer screening. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions. REVIEWERS AND UPDATES This summary ...

  10. Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000258035-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 Treatment

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