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Skin Cancers – Treatment: Classic Sources

Skin Cancer Treatment

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: Mohs micrographic surgery. Simple excision. Electrodesiccation . . . → Read More: Skin Cancer Treatment

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Melanoma Treatment

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 Biologic therapy · New types of treatment being tested in . . . → Read More: Melanoma Treatment

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Treating Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

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

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Treating Melanoma

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, Immunotherapy, and radiation. >>View info

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Cryotherapy

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’s Disease).  Cryotherapy refers to . . . → Read More: Cryotherapy

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Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers

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 extensive and deeper penetration and freezing . . . → Read More: Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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 choice . . . → Read More: Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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 preferred surgical treatment for basal cell . . . → Read More: Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Treatment of invasive squamous cell carcinoma with 5-percent imiquimod cream

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 most . . . → Read More: Treatment of invasive squamous cell carcinoma with 5-percent imiquimod cream

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Chemotherapy: What Every Patient Should Know

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 treating skin cancer, . . . → Read More: Chemotherapy: What Every Patient Should Know

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Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers

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 alone or combined . . . → Read More: Radiation Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers

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Biological Therapies for Cancer: Questions and Answers

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

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Lasers in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers

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 . . . → Read More: Lasers in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers

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Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer: Questions and Answers

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

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Prevention – A Better Cancer-Fighting Sunscreen

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 that . . . → Read More: Prevention – A Better Cancer-Fighting Sunscreen

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Protect Your Skin from the Sun

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 . . . → Read More: Protect Your Skin from the Sun

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