Skin Cancer


Nonsurgical Approaches to Treatment of Skin Cancer (02-6-2009)

Surgery remains the treatment of choice for most patients, but other options are available. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,000,000 people are diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers.1 Unlike melanoma, these types of skin cancer are... Continue Reading

What is Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer? (02-6-2009)

Skin cancer is often divided into two broad categories: melanoma and nonmelanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to several different types of skin cancer, but the most common types are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma... Continue Reading

Surgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer (02-6-2009)

Surgery remains the treatment of choice for most patients, but other options are available. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,000,000 people are diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers.1 Unlike melanoma, these types of skin cancer are... Continue Reading

From the National Cancer Institute publication “What You Need to Know™ About Skin Cancer” (02-6-2009)

Your doctor or nurse may suggest that you do a regular skin self-exam to check for skin cancer, including melanoma. The best time to do this exam is after a shower or bath. You should check your skin in a room with plenty of light. You should use a full-length... Continue Reading

Tips for Prevention of Skin Cancer (02-6-2009)

Each year more than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States.[i] Because sun exposure contributes to both categories of skin cancer, melanoma and non-melanoma, sun protection over the course of a lifetime is the most important... Continue Reading

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