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Resources for Skin Cancer

Anatomy of the Skin

The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops

UV Exposure Categories

Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and exposure categories according the Ultraviolet (UV) Index

Causes of Skin Cancer

Detailed information on causes and risk factors for skin cancer, including heredity and environment

Effects of Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure

Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and the increased risk of skin cancer, premature aging, cataracts, and immune system damage

Skin Self-Examination

Detailed information on skin self-examination, including the importance of skin self-examination in skin cancer prevention and a step-by-step guide

Home Page - Skin Cancer

Detailed information on skin cancer, including anatomy of the skin, skin cancer facts, skin cancer causes, skin cancer types, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, actinic keratosis, skin cancer treatment, sun-damaged skin, skin cancer prevention, sunscreen, and ski

Melanoma

Detailed information on melanoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment

Merkel Cell Cancer

Detailed information on merkel cell cancer, including diagnosis and treatment

Sunscreens

Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and the increased risk of skin cancer, including the use of sunscreen as one skin cancer prevention method

Topic Index - Skin Cancer

Detailed information on skin cancer, including anatomy of the skin, skin cancer facts, skin cancer causes, skin cancer types, cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, actinic keratosis, skin cancer treatment, sun-damaged skin, skin cancer prevention, sunscreen, and skin self examination

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Detailed information on squamous cell carcinoma, including risk factors and places this type of cancer is typically found on the body

Diagnosis and Staging of Melanoma

Detailed information on diagnosis and staging of melanoma, including use of excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

Ultraviolet Radiation

Detailed information on the effects of ultraviolet light and exposure categories according the Ultraviolet (UV) Index

Treatment for Skin Cancer

Detailed information on the most common treatments for skin cancer, including surgery, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, electrochemotherapy, biological therapy, and photodynamic therapy
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