Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers yet it's also one of the most easily prevented and easily treated. If you have the right information, you stand a very good chance of being able to protect yourself from skin cancer. Use the Skin Cancer Web Guide to learn what skin cancer is, what the risk factors and causes are, and how you can prevent and treat it.
There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Although the first ... read more »
Doctors have a pretty clear and solid understanding of who gets skin cancer. Use the sites below to ... read more »
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than half of diagnosed melanomas are found by the patient first. If you know what to look for, you can catch your skin cancer in an early phase, increasing your chances of a successful recovery. Be proactive and use the sites below to learn about skin cancer signs and diagnosis.
- Some of the symptoms or precancers you'll read about below are warning signs, not certain indicators of cancer. For example, if you have an atypical mole, you should monitor it and notify a doctor about changes, but don't jump to conclusions.
- If you are diagnosed with cancer, your cancer will be staged (given a number) to determine the course your treatment will take. The higher the number, the more serious the cancer and the more aggressive the treatment will likely be.
For skin cancer symptoms ...
delivers a concise explanation of the symptoms of skin cancer. Especially note the "Nice To Know" section (scroll down to find it), which details how to determine whether a growth is cancerous.
For skin cancer self-exams ...
National Cancer Institute
shows pictures of the symptoms of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. If you're doing a self-examination, these are the irregularities you should be looking out for.
Skin Cancer Foundation
covers self-exams and why they're so important. Learn how to perform a self-exam and what to look for.
For information on skin cancer diagnosis ...
describes how skin cancer is diagnosed. Learn what steps your doctor will take to determine if you have cancer.
describes a skin biopsy, the procedure you'll have if your doctor determines a section of skin is abnormal.
defines a skin lesion biopsy and explains what the test is like and how you can prepare for it.
For information on skin cancer staging ...
It's often hard to determine the origin of a cancer but skin cancer's causes are plain as day. ... read more »
Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, it is also the most easily treated. Below ... read more »
Doctors and researchers continue to investigate the causes and cures for skin cancer. Use the sites ... read more »
The sites below offer alternatives to the official medical sites listed in the rest of this guide. ... read more »
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