Skin Cancer Treatments Directory
The first step with skin cancer is to do a biopsy to be sure the skin problem is actually cancer. Once confirmed, many skin cancers can be surgically removed, frozen, or killed with radiation. Immunotherapy and chemotherapy are sometimes also used. Drugs such as interferon may help with advanced melanoma. Alternative treatments may help in alleviating treatment side effects, but they do not cure skin cancer. Dietary complementary treatments are being tested for effectiveness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how skin cancer is treated, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
Skin Cancer Treatments
WebMD offers a comprehensive look at the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Treatment Options
Learn more about various skin cancer treatment options from the experts at WebMD.
Skin cancer that has spread to other places in your body is called metastatic, or advanced, melanoma.
Melanoma: What to Do After Your Diagnosis
After you learn you have melanoma, here’s how you can deal with your diagnosis and plan for what’s ahead.
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What Really Happens When You Get a Sunburn?
From sunburn to wrinkles to skin cancer, including melanoma, see how getting too much sun can take a toll on your skin.
Precancerous Skin Lesions and Skin Cancer
Like many cancers, skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- start as precancerous lesions. These precancerous lesions are changes in skin that are not cancer, but could become cancer over time. Learn to spot the early warning signs of skin cancer. It can be cured if it's found and treated early.