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 ... read more »
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 you'll find sites that explain skin cancer treatment options for all three kinds of skin cancer.
- Your treatment will be partially determined by the stage of your cancer. For information about staging, see the "Skin Cancer Signs and Diagnosis" section of this guide.
- Skin cancer treatment may require surgery that will leave scars. As a result, some people choose to have a plastic surgeon perform the procedure. If you'd like more information about plastic surgery in general, or about how to choose a surgeon, take a look at our Plastic Surgery Web Guide.
For overviews of skin cancer treatment options ...
has an article, "Skin Cancer: What to Do If You're Diagnosed," by dermatologist Kevin Berman. This article can help you to start thinking logically about various treatment options.
lists the many treatment options for non-melanoma skin cancer. Each treatment is followed by a brief description, so you may want to do more in-depth research.
The Rhode Island Cancer Council, Inc.
describes your options for non-melanoma treatment, with a focus on the different types of surgery available. The site also briefly covers the side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Cancer Research UK
has thorough coverage of a few newer treatments for cancer. Many of the more complicated medical terms are hyperlinked to definitions.
For reviewing specific aspects of skin cancer treatment ...
has a series featuring a dermatologist discussing skin cancer treatment. On the right of this video look for links to several other videos that cover a wide variety of topics.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
describes the various treatment options utilized by the hospital for melanoma and explains how different treatments depend on each other, the type of cancer and the stage.
For information on complementary and alternative skin cancer treatments ...
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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