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Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older
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Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older

June, 2011 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, a Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded: "Screening and surveillance efforts should focus on patients 50 years or older and those with a personal history of skin cancer or a family histo...

Mayo Clinic Slide show: Melanoma pictures to help identify skin cancer
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To help identify when a mole or skin discoloration may be of concern, see this slide show by the Mayo Clinic. If you have any questions or doubt, see your doctor. Most skin melanomas can be cured, and the survival rate if high, IF you catch and t...

Treatment - Skin Cancer: Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, Malignant Melanoma
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Cleveland Clinic.  Describes and pictures the three major types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, and explains the signs and symptoms of each, how each is diagnosed, and when you should be examined by a docto...

Biopsy: What to Expect
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Explains what is involved in diagnosing skin cancer.  “The only way to confirm or exclude the presence of skin cancer is with a biopsy. A biopsy is a diagnostic procedure tha...

How Is Squamous and Basal Cell Skin Cancer Diagnosed?
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American Cancer Society.  Describes the signs and symptoms and different types of biopsies used to diagnose squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. >>View Info

How Is Squamous and Basal Cell Skin Cancer Staged?
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American Cancer Society.  Describes the The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM System of staging cancers.  Staging is the process of finding out and classifying how far a cancer has spread.  This is part of the diagnosis, although basal c...

Skin Examinations
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Explains how to perform a skin self-examination for skin cancer, and also generally what is involved in an examination by a dermatologist. >>View Info

How Is Melanoma Diagnosed?
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American Cancer Society.  Describes the procedures used to diagnose melanoma, including the physical exam with medical history, the different types of biopsies used to diagnose melanoma, and imaging tests used to determine how far the cancer may have ...

Staging: The First Step in Treating Skin Cancer
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  When skin cancer is diagnosed, the first thing the dermatologist must find out is how far it has spread.  This is staging.  This website page explains the process for staging. ...

What you Need to Know About Moles and Moles and Dysplastic Nevi
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  25 page booklet with comprehensive information on common moles and dysplastic nevi (atypical moles).  Shows what moles look like and how they m...

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Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer
May 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as "Don't Fry Day," and FDA is participating in this national campaign to "spread...

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