While skin cancer is on the rise, few understand the basic anatomy of the epidermis - the layer of skin afflicted with this disease - and the stages of malignant melanoma. Learn about malignant melanoma in situ, the tiers within the epidermis and treatment options available for sufferers.
This general introduction to malignant spitzoid melanoma will help readers gain a basic understanding of the disease, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis methods, and treatment.
Learn about this second most common type of skin cancer. Know what to look for when examining yourself to detect the appearance of squamous cell carcinoma.
The metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma is potentially life threatening. Learn about the spread of this form of skin cancer and how to prevent it.
Basal cell cancer most often develops on areas of the skin that have been exposed to sunlight over a prolonged period of time. This form of skin cancer can usually be treated successfully with medications or surgery. Three main types of basal cell cancer are nodular, superficial, and infiltrative.
Merkel cell carcinoma is known by several other names, but regardless, is a type of skin cancer that can be treated. Learn about this form of cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, as well as tips for prevention.
Intraocular melanoma is a form of malignant cancer that forms in eye tissue. Find out about this disease, including risk factors, symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.
Skin cancer is a big problem, especially in the U.S. where it is estimated that 40% to 50% of people who reach age 65 will have some form of the disease. There are 3 main types of skin cancers. Know what they are, how to recognize them, and how to prevent them.
Basal cell skin cancer on the face is the most common skin cancer. Find out who gets it and why. What are the symptoms and how is it treated? Can it be prevented? Can you be at risk if you are over 50 years old?
How fast does melanoma spread? This is a common question asked about one of the most lethal skin cancers. Read on to get the answer and more information on this cancer.