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  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Skin cancer
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of skin cells.
Skin cancers are sometimes classified as either melanoma or nonmelanoma.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the Unites States.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001442.htm   (702 words)

 CTCA: Skin Cancer Treatment & Symptoms Information
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.
Another type of cancer that occurs in the skin is melanoma, which begins in the melanocytes.
In addition, skin cancer is related to lifetime exposure to UV radiation.
www.cancercenter.com /skin-cancer.cfm   (705 words)

 Skin Cancer Information - GLOSSARY
A dermatofibroma is a benign lesion or tumor of the skin that usually occurs on the legs of adults.
The skin is coated with special oil and the dermascope light is shone at a special angle to the surface of the skin.
Usually for potentially lethal skin cancers, like squamous-cell carcinoma and melanoma, prognosis is often measured in the five-year survival rate, i.e., the percent of patients who will be alive at the end of five years.
www.skincancerinfo.com /glossary.html   (8667 words)

 Skin Cancer and Your Plastic Surgeon
The purpose of this brochure is to educate you about the different types of skin cancer, their causes, and preventive measures you can take; to help you know when to consult a doctor; and to explain the role of the plastic surgeon in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and other skin growths.
Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of the growth and examining its cells under a microscope.
Other possible treat- ments for skin cancer include cryosurgery (freezing the cancer cells), radiation therapy (using x-rays), topical chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs applied to the skin), and Mohs surgery, a special procedure in which the cancer is shaved off one layer at a time.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/SkinCancer.cfm   (1576 words)

 genome.gov | Learning About Skin Cancer
The most commonly noticed symptom of skin cancer is a change on the skin, especially a new growth or a sore that doesn't heal.
With skin cancer, the environment plays a greater role, but individuals can be born with a genetic disposition toward or vulnerability to getting cancer.
Skin cancer is related to lifetime exposure to UV radiation, therefore most skin cancers appear after age 50.
www.genome.gov /10000184   (967 words)

 Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, probably making up more than half of all diagnosed cases of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Skin is composed of two layers: the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) and the dermis (the lower layer).
There are two main groups of skin cancer: nonmelanoma skin cancer, the most common type of skin cancer, and melanoma (sometimes referred to as "malignant melanoma" skin cancer).
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/skincancer   (834 words)

 Skin Cancer, CancerLinksUSA.com
The cure rate for skin cancer could be 100 percent if all skin cancers were brought to a doctor's attention before they had a chance to spread.
In treating skin cancer, the doctor's main goal is to remove or destroy the cancer completely with as small a scar as possible.
Skin cancer responds well to radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy), which uses high-energy rays to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing.
www.cancerlinksusa.com /skin/nci.htm   (4341 words)

 Introduction to Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin.
Skin cancer is more common in people with light colored skin who have spent a lot of time in the sunlight.
Skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body, but it is most common in places that have been exposed to more sunlight, such as your face, neck, hands, and arms.
www.maui.net /~southsky/introto.html   (1562 words)

 2. Skin cancer basics
Skin cancer occurs in the epidermis, the upper layer of skin.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for more than 40 percent of cases.
Since skin cancers are linked to severe sunburn, experts urge you to minimize your sun exposure.
whyfiles.org /173skin_cancer/2.html   (1346 words)

 Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation: Healthy Living - Skin Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skin cancer develops when abnormal skin cells, which often form a group called a tumor, begin to grow out of control and invade other parts of the body – a process called metastasis.
Skin cancer might seem like a disease that only affects the elderly, but since young people are spending so much time in the sun and in tanning beds, more young adults are developing skin cancer than ever before.
Skin cancer rates are on the rise – more than 1 million Americans were diagnosed with non-melanomas in 2005, and about 59,580 were estimated to be diagnosed with melanoma.
www.preventcancer.org /healthyliving/cancerinfo/skin.cfm   (2185 words)

 It's Your Health - Preventing Skin Cancer
These skin cancers tend to develop later in life on areas of skin that have been exposed repeatedly to the sun, such as the face, neck, or hands.
One of the main causes of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, or UV rays.
In other cases, UV rays cause skin cancer indirectly, by weakening the immune mechanisms in skin and the rest of the body.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca /iyh-vsv/diseases-maladies/cancer_e.html   (923 words)

 ACS :: Skin Cancer Facts
Most skin cancers are classified as nonmelanoma, usually occurring in either basal cells or squamous cells.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers.
Skin cancer can be found early, and both doctors and patients play important roles in finding skin cancer.
www.cancer.org /docroot/PED/content/ped_7_1_What_You_Need_To_Know_About_Skin_Cancer.asp?sitearea=PED   (1225 words)

 Skin Cancer Resources Directory - CancerIndex
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and accounts for half of all new cancers in Western populations.
Skin Cancer Foundation, The (USA) This is a national non-profit organisation based in New York.
Merkel cell cancer (also known as trabecular cancer, or neuroendocrine cancer of the skin) is a rare type of malignancy developing on or just beneath the skin.
www.cancerindex.org /clinks2s.htm   (2199 words)

 Skin cancer (Malignant melanoma)
There are two main types of skin cancer; malignant melanoma (cancer in moles), and the non-melanoma group (basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma).
Sun radiation is a contributing factor in 90 per cent of all cases of skin cancer.
Skin cancer is caused by exposure to sunlight, particularly the ultraviolet (UV) rays, and 80 per cent of cases are therefore preventable.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/skincancermalignantmelanoma.htm   (949 words)

 Skin Cancer Prevention, Treatment, Types, Symptoms, Signs, and Information on MedicineNet.com
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer.
The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, such as a new growth or a sore that will not heal.
Melanoma is generally the most serious form of skin cancer because it tends to spread (metastasize) throughout the body quickly.
www.medicinenet.com /skin_cancer/article.htm   (584 words)

 Drink Tea -- Your Skin May Thank You for It Later
Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer, accounts for fully half of new cancer diagnoses in Western populations.
Although skin cancer usually develops later in life, most sun-induced damage, which is a major cause of skin cancer, happens earlier in life.
Lead researcher Marco Jonas, PhD, tells WebMD that people known to be at high risk for skin cancer because of genetics, fair skin and eyes, or a history of sun worshipping could be screened later in life for the presence of sun damage to the DNA in their skin cells.
www.webmd.com /content/article/36/1728_76535   (704 words)

 The Skin Cancer Foundation - Melanoma
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2007, there will be 8,110 fatalities, 5,220 in men and 2,800 in women in the U.S. The number of new cases of melanoma is estimated at 59,940; of these, 33,910 will be in men and 26,030 in women.
If the cancer occurred in a grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew (second-degree relatives), there is still an increase in risk compared to the general population, though it is not as great.
When this skin cancer is diagnosed, it is standard practice for physicians to recommend that close relatives be examined immediately for melanoma and for the presence of unusual or atypical moles.
www.skincancer.org /melanoma/index.php   (1255 words)

 Skin Cancer
In stage 0, cancer is found only in the epidermis (topmost layer of the skin), in the layer of cells in which the cancer began.
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping the cells from dividing.
Chemotherapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer and actinic keratosis is usually topical (applied to the skin in a cream or lotion).
www.meb.uni-bonn.de /cancer.gov/CDR0000258035.html   (2866 words)

 Skin cancer
Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of the skin.
Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most common in places that have been exposed to more sunlight, such as the face, neck, hands, and arms.
In treating skin cancer, chemotherapy is often given as a cream or lotion placed on the skin to kill cancer cells (topical chemotherapy).
cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk /cancernet/201228.html   (2267 words)

 Skin Cancer
Now that we know that most of the sun exposure that leads to skin cancer occurs before age 18, we are educating parents to protect their children from sun exposure starting at birth.
It is sometimes necessary to remove an eye or an ear to remove all of a large skin cancer.
Many of the skin cancers are small enough that it is just as easy to remove the whole thing as to do a small biopsy.
lofgrenmd.com /skincancer.htm   (1106 words)

 Thwarting Skin Cancer with Sun Sense
Between 1980 and 1989, the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers increased 65 percent, and melanoma 21 percent.
Skin doesn't have to be badly sunburned, he said, adding that such damage also accumulates with chronic, everyday exposure.
In animal studies, a high fat intake increased the likelihood of skin cancer after exposure to UV radiation, while switching to a low-fat diet after exposure reduced the incidence of skin cancer.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/695_skincanc.html   (2442 words)

 Skin cancer - MayoClinic.com
Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun.
There are three major types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
All three types of skin cancer are on the rise — but most skin cancers can be prevented by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and by paying attention to suspicious changes in your skin.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/skin-cancer/DS00190   (283 words)

 Skin Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers.
Skin cancers are of 3 major types: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma.
Recent studies demonstrate that the number of skin cancer cases in the United States is growing at an alarming rate.
www.emedicinehealth.com /skin_cancer/article_em.htm   (524 words)

 Skin Cancer - Overview - OncologyChannel
Skin cancer is categorized as one of two general types, melanoma and non-melanoma.
The types of skin cancer vary with regard to their cells of origination and the clinical presentation.
After or during a bath or shower, the skin (including the underarms, the backs of the legs and feet, the skin between the buttocks, the genital area, the soles of the feet, the spaces between the toes, and the scalp) should be examined in a bright room with a full-length mirror.
www.oncologychannel.com /skincancer   (562 words)

 Skin Cancer - M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Skin cancer can be deadly, but nearly all skin cancer can be treated if it is detected and diagnosed early.
Conventional surgery (removing the entire cancerous area at one time) is not often used for basal and squamous cell skin cancers.
is a surgical approach to cancer treatment designed to minimize trauma, maximize outcomes and enable patients to quickly return to their normal life.
www.mdanderson.org /diseases/skincancer   (350 words)

 Skin cancer
Skin cancer develops primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women.
Skin that has been burned, injured or weakened by treatments for other skin conditions is more susceptible to sun damage and skin cancer.
Because superficial skin cancers such as basal or squamous cell carcinoma rarely spread, a biopsy often is the only test needed to determine the cancer stage.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00190.html   (3306 words)

 Skin Cancer
Skin cancers are generally a result of overexposure to the sun.
While skin cancers are the most common form of cancer, many types are both preventable and treatable.
The primary cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/CancerSkincc.html   (2042 words)

 The Cancer Council Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
National Skin Cancer Action Week, to be held from 18-24 November 2007, is an initiative of The Cancer Council Australia's Skin Cancer Committee.
If you require information about skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment or if you have specific questions or concerns you need to discuss, call the Cancer Council Helpline: 13 11 20 (a local call from anywhere in Australia).
The Cancer Council Australia’s Skin Cancer Committee provides advice and recommendations on issues relating to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
www.cancer.org.au /content.cfm?randid=906824   (994 words)

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