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Patient's Guide to Skin Cancer

From skin cancer symptoms to currently available treatments for skin cancer, Skin Cancer Guide offers comprehensive information to those looking for answers to their questions about actinic keratosis, basal cell cancer, superficial basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma. We review what we know about how they function, who gets them, where they develop and how to recognize them.


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Pre-Cancerous Lesions: Actinic Keratosis

Basal Cell Cancer

Squamous Cell Cancer

Melanoma

Other Skin Cancers

 

Skin Cancer Articles

  • What's This Strange Mole? Self-Examination For Skin Cancer
    If found in the early stages it's very treatable, and the way to find it early is by doing a self-exam every three to six months...

  • Skin Cancer in the News: New Treatment and Evaluation
    Melanomas are the most serious types of skin cancers. The vast majority of these lesions are pigmented, only a small percentage are without a dark pigmentation. About of these develop from preexisting moles and the others arise from normal, but usually sun damaged skin...

  • Skin Cancer: What Everyone Needs To Know
    With early detection and treatment, non-melanoma skin cancers - basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma - can be cured in over 99% of cases. So, by taking basic steps to protect your skin, you can prevent this most common form of cancer from developing into a serious and deadly disease...

  • Should tanning bed be banned for use by teenagers?
    Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that sun beds should be banned for use by teenagers of 18 years and under. Young people are at increased risk of skin cancer by early life exposure to ultraviolet light. There is a direct link between tanning bed use and skin cancer...

  • Summer Sun and Melanoma
    Melanoma is a very serious form of skin cancer that can be fatal if not caught early on. The good news is that it can be curable if it is detected and treated in its early stages...