Skin cancers involve abnormal cell changes in the outer layer of skin.
It is by far the most common cancer in the world, accounting for 75% of all cancer diagnoses. Most cases are cured, but the disease is a major health concern because it affects so many people. The incidence of skin cancer is rising, even though most cases could be prevented by limiting the skin's exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Skin cancer is about three times more common in men than in women, and the risk...
Your urine or bowel movement is black, and the blackness
is not caused by taking iron or Pepto-Bismol.
Watchful waiting, or surveillance, is a period
of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition
without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate for
melanoma. See your doctor if you have any suspicious changes in a
mole or other skin growth. Melanoma can be cured if it
is diagnosed early, before it grows or spreads.
Who To See
The following health professionals can
help diagnose melanoma: