Although there is common agreement that all melanomas should be surgically removed, controversy lies in the extent to which the margins around the lesions should be involved. Learn more about malignant melanoma resection margins and the benefits of surgical treatment.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Most skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma (both types known as non-melanoma). These two types are highly treatable and rarely fatal. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. In order to protect yourself, limit sun exposure, wear sun screen and have any suspicious moles or skin irregularities checked by a doctor. Learn more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer here.
Malignant melanoma is one of the most variable and complex human cancers, showing diverse presentation and clinical behavior. This article summarizes the main features of one of the more unusual variants, nevoid malignant melanoma which often resembles benign melanocytic neoplasms (moles).
The incidence of skin cancer has been increasing since the last century. However, survival rates are also increasing because of better understanding of the disease and early detection. Learn more about malignant melanoma survival rate and what factors affect it.
Melanoma is the worst type of skin cancer that affects fair-skinned people. Changes in the skin, usually the areas often exposed to the sun, are usually the first to be noted in this type of cancer. Learn more about recognizing malignant melanoma symptoms for early diagnosis and treatment.
Early squamous cell cancer can be successfully treated if it is detected early. Light skinned men in the age group of 65 plus are at the highest risk. Several treatment options, including surgery, are available to treat this carcinoma.
There are many different skin cancer types, each with their own characteristics and statistical occurrence. More often than not, skin cancer is caused by UV radiation or genetics; however, some forms result from various diseases and bodily structures.
Determining what kind of moles are cancerous will help you to understand the type of moles that there are, and how to examine them to check for signs of cancer. Let us explore and understand what to look for, and what to do if signs occur.
While the prognosis for metastatic melanoma sufferers is often bleak, treatment options are available to help relieve their pain and prolong their lives. Chemotherapy is often the first choice of doctors, with different chemotherapeutic drug combination options available.
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.
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.
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.
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?