Checking your skin for symptoms of skin cancer can help with early detection. Learn about characteristics of blemishes that your doctor should screen.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. and can any of several types. Reviewed by a board-certified oncologist.
The signs and symptoms of skin cancer an include new skin lesions, a change in the shape, color, texture, or elevation of an existing mole, and much more.
Learn the essentials during National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Know the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma.
The exact cause(s) of skin cancer are not known, but risk factors may include fair skin, sun exposure, genetics, and some medical conditions.
Your doctor may recommend a skin cancer biopsy if you have a suspicious spot on your skin. Find out which type of skin biopsy may be done and why.
Preventing or reducing the risk of skin cancer includes sun safety, a healthy diet, and self checks and physician visits for early detection.
The mainstay of treatment for skin cancer is surgery of some type. With melanomas, further treatments may include immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and more.
The diagnosis of skin cancer is usually made with either a shave, punch, or excisional biopsy, with further tests such as CT, MRI, and PET for staging.
Understanding different types of cancer can help you take an active role in your care, especially if you are diagnosed with one that is less common. Learn more.
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