Category Archives: Skin Cancers – What are the types; Causes: Classic Sources

Skin Cancer

Medical Encyclopedia by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health.  Start here for an introduction to skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and most prevalent after the age of 40 or 50.  … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  46 page booklet with comprehensive information on basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.  Includes discussion of the medical causes and characteristics of these skin cancers, … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer

MayoClinic.com.  Basic information on skin cancer, its symptoms, types, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, and prevention. >>View Info

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Skin Cancer – NIH Senior Health

a tutorial on skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health, Senior Health.  Defines the three major types of skin cancer (basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma), which become more common with age, and discusses the causes and risk factors, … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Melanoma

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  53 page booklet with comprehensive information on melanoma.  Includes discussion of the medical causes and characteristics of melanoma, who is at risk,  signs and symptoms, diagnosis, … Continue reading

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What is Skin Cancer?

Website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Provides comprehensive information on the three major types of skin cancer, which account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed cases: (1) basal cell carcinoma, (2) squamous cell carcinoma, and (3) melanoma.   Includes visual … Continue reading

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What you Need to Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi

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 may be related to … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer

Website of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Contains links to detailed information on basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, including its definition, statistical prevalence, treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening … Continue reading

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Melanoma

Website of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Contains links to detailed information on melanoma skin cancer, including its definition, statistical prevalence, treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening and testing, clinical trials … Continue reading

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

DermNet NZ, a website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society.  Provides very good information on the characteristics and appearance (including multiple images) of the different types of basal cell carcinoma, and the types of treatments used.  Potential treatments include superficial … Continue reading

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Medical Encyclopedia by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health.  Provides basic information on basal cell carcinoma, its medical definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, prevention, and when to contact a medical professional.   Basal cell … Continue reading

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

MayoClinic.com.  Basic medical information on basal cell skin cancer, and its symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, tests and diagnosis, complications, treatments, and prevention. >>View Info

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Skin Cancer Foundation.  Facts about basal cell carcinoma, its causes, warning signs and treatments. >>View Info

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Basal Cell Skin Cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma)

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Information Library.  Basic information on basal cell carcinoma, and its symptoms, prevention, treatment, when to call your doctor, and prognosis. >>View Info

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

by Robert S Bader, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Hahnemann Hospital, eMedicine from WebbMD, August 7, 2008.  Medical article on basal cell carcinoma with detailed discussion on its medical characteristics, history of typical development, clinical presentation, causes, incidence … Continue reading

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Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

MedlinePlus, the Medical Encyclopedia provided by the National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health, provides basic information on squamous cell carcinoma — incluiding its medical definition, causes, risks, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention.  Squamous cell carcinoma is the … Continue reading

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

DermNet NZ, a website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society.  Provides very good information on the characteristics, causes and appearance (including multiple images) of the different types of squamous cell carcinoma, and the types of treatments used.  Potential treatments for … Continue reading

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

MayoClinic.com. Basic medical information on squamous cell skin cancer, and its symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, diagnosis, complications, treatments, and prevention. >>View Info

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Skin Cancer Foundation.  Facts about squamous cell carcinoma, its causes, warning signs and treatments. >>View Info>

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

by Stephen D Hess, MD, PhD, Dermatology Resident, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Health Center, eMedicine from WebbMD, June 1, 2006.  Medical article on squamous cell carcinoma with detailed discussion on its risk factors, incidence and frequency in the … Continue reading

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Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Elderly Patients

Report of scientific study by the American Medical Association.  “Conclusions: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in elderly patients did not seem to have a significantly different outcome when compared with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma  ccurring in younger … Continue reading

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

American Academy of Dermatology.  Basic information on squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer.  More than 250,000 cases are diagnosed each year, and middle aged and elderly people are most likely to be affected.  Discussion of … Continue reading

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Melanoma

DermNet NZ, a website of the New Zealand Dermatological Society.  Provides very good information on the characteristics and appearance (including multiple images) of the different types of malignant melanoma, as well as information on how melanomas grow, where you find … Continue reading

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Melanoma

Medical Encyclopedia by MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health.  Provides basic information on melanoma skin cancer, its medical definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, possible complications, prevention, and  when to contact a medical professional.  … Continue reading

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Melanoma

MayoClinic.com.  Basic medical information on melanoma skin cancer, and its medical definitions, symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, tests and diagnosis, treatments, and prevention. >>View Info

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Melanoma

Skin Cancer Foundation. Facts about melanoma skin cancer, its causes, warning signs and treatments. >>View Info

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Melanoma (Mole Cancer)

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Information Library. Basic information on melanoma skin cancer, what is is, its symptoms, prevention, treatment, when to call your doctor, and prognosis. >>View Info

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Malignant Melanoma

by Susan M Swetter, MD, Director, Pigmented Lesion and Cutaneous Melanoma Clinic, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care, eMedicine from WebbMD, January 23, 2008. Medical article on malignant melanoma with detailed … Continue reading

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