Melanoma Skin Cancer

Melanoma is a cancer that starts in a particular cell type of the skin. …. In general, the risk of melanoma is about 2% ( 1 in 50) ….

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Melanoma Skin Cancer
What is cancer?
What is melanoma?
Other benign tumors
What are the key statistics about melanoma?
What are the risk factors for melanoma?
Fair skin, freckling, and light hair
Family history of melanoma
Personal history of melanoma
Immune suppression
Xeroderma pigmentosum
Do we know what causes melanoma?
Can melanoma be prevented?
Protect your skin with clothing
Avoid tanning beds and sunlamps
Protect children from the sun
A word about sun exposure add vitamin D
Can melanoma be found early?
Possible signs and symptoms of melanoma
How is melanoma diagnosed?
Punch biopsy
Incisional and excisional biopsies
Examining the biopsy samples
Fine needle aspiration biopsy
Surgical (excisional) lymph node biopsy
Sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy
Computed tomography (CT)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Positron emission tomography (PET)
How is melanoma staged?
What are the survival rates for melanoma by stage?
How is melanoma treated?
Radiation therapy
Tumor thickness
Recommended margins
Surgery for metastatic melanoma
Cytokines for advanced melanoma
Interferon-alpha as adjuvant therapy
Melanoma vaccines
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine
Imiquimod cream
What exactly are complementary and alternative therapies?
What should you ask your doctor about melanoma?
What happens after treatment for melanoma?
What’s new in research and treatment of melanoma?
Sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation
Molecular targeting

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