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Skin Cancer Treatment
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Provides information about skin cancers, and lists and describes the treatment options for basal cell carcinoma and for squamous cell carcinoma, the nonmelanoma skin cancers, including...

Melanoma Treatment
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Detailed explanation of melanoma, its stages and treatment options, including: · The four standard types of treatment used: Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Biol...

Treating Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Explains the different treatment options for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. >>view Info

Treating Melanoma
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Discusses in detail the different treatment options for melanoma, depending on its stage, including surgery, lymph node dissection, mohs micrographic surgery,  chemotherapy, Immuno...

Cryotherapy
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DermNet NZ, a website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society.  Provides good information on cryotherapy, a preferred treatment for small and superficial nonmalignant moles or for basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas (sometimes called Bowen’...

Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Factsheet explaining the technique of cryosurgery, involving the freezing and killing of abnormal cells by the application or liquid nitrogen or argon gas.  Cryosurgery involves more extensiv...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery
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The Skin Cancer Foundation.  Basic description of this preferred treatment of most basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.  "Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and is the treatment of ...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery
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by Maureen Mooney, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Cascade Eye and Skin Centers, eMedicine from WebbMD, February 21, 2007.   More detailed medical paper describing and explaining the surgical techniques involved in this preferr...

Treatment of invasive squamous cell carcinoma with 5-percent imiquimod cream
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Dermatology Online Journal 12 (3): 10, Abstract of study by the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, LL57 2PW, UK.  "Skin cancer is a major problem in the elderly. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second...

Chemotherapy: What Every Patient Should Know
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SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  “ Chemotherapy is the use of cancer-fighting medications to stop the growth of malignant cells. It works by either killing the cells or preventing them from dividing. When treat...

Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Factsheet on radiation therapy, which uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.  About half of cancer patients are treated with some form of radiation therapy, either al...

Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Factsheet on biological therapies, which use the body’s immune system to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments >> View Info

Lasers in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Factsheet on laser light, which is a light of such high intensity and narrow beam that it can be used to do precise surgery to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of c...

Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.  Factsheet on photodynamic therapy, which  combines a drug (called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent) with a specific type of light to kill cancer cells. >> View Info

Prevention - A Better Cancer-Fighting Sunscreen
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Cleveland Clinic.  Describes Anthelios, a new and better sunscreen approved by the FDA, which for the first time protects against not only the UVA sun rays, but also the deeper penetrating UVB untraviolet sun rays.  Explains the quantities ...

Protect Your Skin from the Sun
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Quick Guide to Healthy Living, HealthFinder.gov, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Overview of the basics, the benefits, and action steps to protect your skin from the sun, which is the best way to prevent skin cancer. >>View ...

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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...

Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer
June 28, 2011 Posted by Editor
Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer

A new study led by scientists at Stanford has found that a daily supplement of 1,000 mg of calcium plus 400 IU of vitamin D3 lowered the risk of getting melanoma by 57% in women with a history of other skin cancers, but did not affect the incidence of ...

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