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Cancer related articles pertaining to the skin and its layers. This may include Melanoma, Derma, Basal Cell, Squamous Cell, UV Damage, Sun Damage, and related others.
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Skin Cancer Chart

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 Ian Pennington (January 13, 2009)  Skin cancer is a deadly and common disease. Skin cancer charts graphs is at least partially preventable. Overexposure to the sun and tanning beds are two causes of the disease. Some forms of the disease are also hereditary. Skin cancer is cancer that can be found on the skin, including the face, arms, and legs. Typically, it comes from moles or spots on the skin that form into cancer .. (Skin Cancer)

Mohs Surgery Primer

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 D.J. Verret (January 07, 2009)  What is Mohs surgery? Mohs surgery is a special type of surgery named for Dr. Dr. Fredrick E. Mohs which is used to treat certain types of skin cancers. The most common skin cancers treated with Mohs micrographic surgery are basal cell skin cancer and squamous cell skin cancer. Other types of skin cancers can be treated with Mohs surgery depending on the exact histology of the cancer. .. (Skin Cancer)

How I Effectively Removed an Infiltrating Basal Cell Carcinoma With Out Surgery

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 Joseph Ripolles (January 07, 2009)  If you, your family or somebody you know has skin cancer or melanomas, this discovery could save their lives. three years ago in 2005 I was diagnosed with skin cancer, an Infiltrating Basal Cell Carcinoma on the tip of my nose. When I was seventeen I went to the beach with my mates and got badly sunburnt to the point of blistering, and now I have skin cancer. The Specialist told me .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer 101 - Recognizing Actinic Keratosis

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 Robert Rister (December 30, 2008)  It's the most common form of skin cancer, but most of us have never heard of it. A keratosis is a growth on the skin, and an actinic keratosis is a growth on the skin that is activated by the sun. Actinic keratoses (the plural of actinic keratosis) are formed in summer sun but usually manifest themselves in winter when the skin dries out. And left unchecked, they can grow from barely .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer 101 - Antioxidants and Actinic Keratosis

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 Robert Rister (December 30, 2008)  Actinic keratoses (the plural of actinic keratosis) are those tiny areas of sun-damaged skin that can metamorphose from slightly pink, slightly pink areas of inflammation to full-fledged squamous cell carcinoma, although only over a period of years. Fortunately, you can stop the progression and even reverse this form of skin pre-cancer with the judicious use of antioxidants. Scientists . (Skin Cancer)

Recognizing Basal Cell Carcinoma

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 Robert Rister (December 30, 2008)  It's the most common of all skin cancers. It strikes 3 out of every 10 women and 4 out of every 10 men in the United States. It is diagnosed 900,000 times a year in the USA alone. This most common of all cancers is basal cell carcinoma. A basal cell is, as its name suggests, a skin cell from which the very top layers of the skin are based. Basal cells are pluripotent, that is, they can . (Skin Cancer)

Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma

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 Robert Rister (December 30, 2008)  Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer, but it's also the most easily treatable. Simple procedures that can be done in a doctor's office are usually sufficient, but there are also measures you can take at home to prevent recurrences. The most important nutrients for preventing basal cell carcinoma are antioxidants, principally n-acetyl cysteine (NAC), selenium, and vitamins C .. (Skin Cancer)

Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

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 Ricardo Lubis (December 27, 2008)  Skin is the largest organ of your body. It functions as the protector of body from the heat, cold, UV radiation, and bacteria as well as regulates our body temperature. As it is very essential for our body, we should take care of our skin's health and prevent ourselves from cancer. Skin cancer is a malignant growth on the outer layer of the skin. It is one that has the potential to .. (Skin Cancer)

I Spy Melanoma?

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 Bruce Kaler M.D. (December 19, 2008)  Melanomas only account for only 4 % of all skin cancer. However, they comprise of 74% of skin cancer related deaths! They are more common the older you get and the more sun exposure you have. Even one or two blistering sunburns as a child or adolescent increase the risk several times. The skin remembers and accumulates sun damage over a life time. And there are no such things as a safe .. (Skin Cancer)

Spray on Tanning is the Solution to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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 Lilia Pernel (December 09, 2008)  Sunburn, UV radiation, Photosensitivity and Cancer are all concerns of getting a suntan in natural sunlight or in a tanning bed. The process of spray on tanning eliminates all these worries and still gives you a beautiful bronze finish. An effective solution to helping prevent skin cancer is to have a sun protection factor (SPF) covering your skin. You can acquire a gorgeous tan and .. (Skin Cancer)

Warts, Moles and Skin Tags - Can They Develop Into Cancer?

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 Elisa Spencer (November 20, 2008)  Skin tags pose no real danger. They will not develop into a cancerous growth. However sometimes they may be irritating especially if they are found around the collar. You may even decide to remove a skin tag for cosmetic reasons. When one considers warts, particular attention needs to be taken in the case of genital warts, since these may be transmitted to others. Moreover sometimes .. (Skin Cancer)

Does Sun Exposure Cause Skin Cancer?

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 Jonathan Bell (November 10, 2008)  There are a lot of tales told about skin health. One of the most damaging is that sun exposure causes skin cancer. As you'll see in a moment, this is simply not true. Melanoma is the form of skin cancer the media likes to refer to when they want to scare the dickens out of the public about the dangers of sun exposure. There are a number of reports of the fact that melanoma has been .. (Skin Cancer)

Mole Cancer Signs

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 Matt Petigrew (November 04, 2008)  Moles are an eyesore than anything else and in most cases that is all they are, however there are times when a mole may not be just a vain issue as some moles have higher risks of skin cancer. Moles may in fact be a malignant melanoma if you see the mole is changing in its appearance. The best way to be sure that the mole is not cancerous is to have the mole looked at by a doctor or a .. (Skin Cancer)

Symptoms of a Cancerous Mole

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 Matt Petigrew (November 04, 2008)  Many people have moles, some more than others. A person should be aware of what a mole looks like normally as well as what to watch for if they are cancerous. Moles are typically dark brown in color and usually flat or raised on the skin. Most times moles develop in the early years up to age twenty. Many moles are not harmful, but in some cases, moles can be cancerous, like melanoma .. (Skin Cancer)

What is a Precancerous Mole?

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 Matt Petigrew (November 04, 2008)  Moles that need immediate attention but are not treated immediately can possibly lead to precancerous moles over time. To most of us who are not aware of the medical conditions and cases, we often ask, “What is a precancerous mole?" Precancerous moles are moles that are not yet classified as cancerous but may develop into being cancerous when not given medical attention at the .. (Skin Cancer)

Famous People With Skin Cancer in Politics and Entertainment

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 Wendy Pan (October 29, 2008)  Skin cancer is on the rise around the world and it doesn't care how much money you make. Although scientists are not entirely clear why more people are getting skin cancer than ever before, it's thought that climate change may play some part. The ozone layer cannot block harmful UV rays from the sun as well as it could even twenty years ago. But if you've been diagnosed with skin .. (Skin Cancer)

What Does a Cancerous Mole Look Like?

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 Matt Petigrew (October 27, 2008)  Not all moles are precancerous and not all moles look like melanoma, skin cancer. If you want to know, “What does a cancerous mole look like?", then you need to know what normal moles look like first. The scientific term for moles is nevi. A normal mole is symmetrical. That means that if you folded it in half, the two halves would match, or be very close to matching. The borders .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer - Are You at High Risk For Skin Cancer?

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 James S. Pendergraft (October 25, 2008)  If you have been reading newspaper or listening to news regularly over the past few years, you should have come across several warnings telling us to protect ourselves from skin cancer. Whilst there are many who do pay attention to these cautions, a shocking count of women still ignores them. If you are amongst those women that ignore these warnings, you are likely to think that it's .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer is on the Rise - Skin Cancer Chart Graphs

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 Ian Pennington (October 24, 2008)  Are you at risk for developing skin cancer? Although more widely publicized than ever before, the average person seems to feel immune from the consequences of sun exposure. The skin cancer charts graphs illustrate just how prevalent this condition is and reflect the various categories of skin cancer. You can also see examples of the appearance of this condition at various stages. .. (Skin Cancer)

Beat Cancer of the Skin

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 Irene Kats (October 20, 2008)  What is skin cancer? Let's talk about this today because whenever we mention the word ‘cancer’ a fear comes over us and we panic or are scared to pieces of the end results. There are 2 positive aspects to skin cancer and that is that it develops outside of our bodies and we can take preventive action to reducing the risks of getting skin cancers. There are 3 major kinds of . (Skin Cancer)

Melanoma - Surviving the Least Common But Most Dangerous Form of Skin Cancer

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 Jim Lorenz (October 19, 2008)  Skin cancer has three major forms. All of these are known, at least in part, to be caused by exposure to sunlight. The skin cells’ genetic operations can be disrupted by the ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, the possible consequence of which is the development of precancerous and cancerous cells. Basal cell carcinoma (also known as rodent ulcer), squamous cell carcinoma, and .. (Skin Cancer)

Beat Cancer Campaign

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 Irene Kats (October 18, 2008)  Beat cancer and do not be a sun-worshiper. Can you and are you able to be outside in the sun for long periods of time and not get burned? Well, I for one am one of those pastry-faced persons that can not do it nor should I. You see I am a melanoma survivor. My dreams of being a sun-bather or experiencing extended periods of being in the sun are gone. I also experienced getting too .. (Skin Cancer)

Melanoma - Cancer of the Skin

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 Brenda Williams (October 06, 2008)  Melanoma is a cancer of the skin that is malignant and can be found prominently on the skin but can also be found in the bowel and even the eye. Melanoma is the rarest of skin cancers but it causes the most skin cancer related deaths. Melanoma is caused by the uncontrolled growth of pigment cells known as melanocytes. The only cure for melanoma is to surgically remove the tumor before .. (Skin Cancer)

The Relationship of Odor and Skin Cancer

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 Pauline Go (September 21, 2008)  A new study has exposed that skin odor can be employed to recognize basal cell cancer, the most widespread type of skin cancer. The skin of human being gives rise to various airborne chemical particles called as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and almost all of them are scented. The study actually took place when doctors got the VOC reports from patients suffering from basal cell .. (Skin Cancer)

Prevent Skin Cancer - Use These Three Steps

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 Laura Kelland-May (September 17, 2008)  Just because summer is almost over doesn't mean we can stop protecting ourselves from the suns rays. Protecting your skin from environmental damage is important. Without protection from wind, sun and pollutants our skin will dry out, and cause premature aging of the skin (wrinkles!), or worse, skin cancer. The warm sunny days of summer are over but the cool winds of autumn will lead to . (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer and the Role of the Plastic Surgeon in Recovery

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 Lloyd Krieger (September 17, 2008)  Cancers of the skin are the most common types of cancer that afflict people. A shocking one in five people in the United States will have a skin cancer diagnosis, and for Caucasians, the chances are a sobering one in three people will face skin cancer. Fortunately, most of these brushes with cancer are limited to the early removal of cancerous cells from skin tissue before the disease .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer Treatment - What Are the Options

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 Lester Lee (September 17, 2008)  Everybody loves spending time outdoor on a hot summer day. Whether it is at the local swimming pool or just trying to get that perfect tan, too much sun is bad for your skin. If you are exposed to too much of the harmful ultraviolet sunrays, you can develop not only a really bad sunburn, but it may also lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is something most people don't even think about .. (Skin Cancer)

The Many Types of Skin Cancer

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 Sandy Griffin (September 06, 2008)  The three basic types of skin cancer include: -Basal cell carcinoma -Squamous cell carcinoma -Malignant melanoma or melanoma Basal Cell Carcinoma The most common of all the three types of skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma is often referred to as non-melanoma skin cancer. It is easily detected and it first appears as a small lump on those areas that are exposed to the sun and the air, .. (Skin Cancer)

Sun Tanning Safely - Examine Skin Moles For Malignant Melanoma Cancer - Tips to Avoid Skin Cancer

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 Nathan E Peterson (September 03, 2008)  How to Self Examine If you like to sun bathe and you realize you are an addict then it's wise to do a self examination of your body. Look, monthly exams are fair enough. Check for new growths or skin change. You can use a mirror to take a peek at your backside and a fan or blow dryer to check the scalp. LOOK EVERYWHERE if you know what I mean HOLY MOLEY! Got a mole then check that too! .. (Skin Cancer)

Sun Tanning Safety - Myths About Sun Tans - Counteract UV Rays

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 Nathan E Peterson (September 03, 2008)  There is a myth about sun tanning. The myth is that the heat is what actually turns your skin brown or red in the sun. This is a false statement. Ultra Violet Rays are the true component that changes the color of sun bathers. UV Light exposure can severely damage skin and can lead to skin cancer with out the proper protection from the sun. Earth's atmosphere acts as a shield from UV .. (Skin Cancer)

How to Avoid a Sunburn - Using Sun Screen to Protect Your Skin From Forming Malignant Melanoma

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 Nathan E Peterson (September 03, 2008)  Sunscreen Application Did you know that 1 oz. of sunscreen is the approximate amount of sun block that needs to be applied to your body? (Measurement on AVG) Using higher doses of SPF sun screen can be the ultimate protection for sensitive skin areas like the Nose, Feet, Ears (especially the top and lobes of the ears) and shoulders. Thighs have been known to get tender from the sun so .. (Skin Cancer)

How to Treat Melanoma

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 Ian Pennington (August 27, 2008)  Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. While melanoma usually appears on the body as a new mole, it can occur in old moles or anywhere on the skin. It is one of the most common cancers in young adults. Melanoma is very serious and often times life threatening. Once a doctor has confirmed you have melanoma there are many different steps to take to try to treat it. Make sure .. (Skin Cancer)

Preventing Skin Cancer

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 Ian Pennington (August 27, 2008)  Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but is also one of the most easily avoided. To prevent skin cancer, observe the following five rules: 1. Use Sunscreen Even on cloudy days, sunscreen is a must for those who spend time outdoors, especially if you are outdoors between the peak hours of 11 a. m. and 4 p. m. To most effectively prevent skin cancer, sunscreen should be .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer Prevention Made Easy

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 Ian Pennington (August 27, 2008)  It is important to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. By protecting your skin, you can dramatically reduce the chance that you will suffer from skin cancer at some point in your life. Unfortunately, many people assume that protecting their skin is difficult or troublesome. In reality, practicing good skin cancer prevention techniques is rather easy and involves .. (Skin Cancer)

Preventing and Controlling Skin Cancer

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 Matthew Finn (August 26, 2008)  Cancer is becoming more and more prevalent around the world and skin cancer is the most common form. There are two types of skin cancer that are seen the most often - squamous cell and basal cell - and both of them have a high rate of success in curing. There is a third type of skin cancer - melanoma - and it is the most dangerous of all, especially to the younger generations. Why? .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer Prevention Food

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 Matthew Finn (August 26, 2008)  In order to combat skin cancer, there are a variety of activities that should be honored. Staying out of the sun when able, using sunscreen, and avoiding tanning booths are the most commonly cited methods to fighting off skin cancer. One area that is often neglected is the importance of skin cancer prevention food. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and Vitamins C and E are the best .. (Skin Cancer)

First Signs of Skin Cancer - Early Warnings

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 Katie Appleby (August 20, 2008)  Skin cancer, a disease in which cells lose the ability to grow in normal healthy ways, is a rising concern for many people. Every year, 1.3 million American people are diagnosed with some kind of skin cancer, and almost half of everyone in the country will have had some form of skin cancer by the time they are 65. It seems like a bleak picture, but the good news is that modern medical .. (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer Types, Risk Factors, Signs and Treatment

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 Dick Aronson (August 09, 2008)  Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed malignancy, surpassing lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. Tumors develop primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms and hands, and on the legs in women. Contrary to popular conception, skin cancer affects people of all skin tones, including those with darker complexions. .. (Skin Cancer)

My Experience With Vitamin C and Basal Cell Carcinoma

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 Danna Schneider (July 16, 2008)  Before I tell my story of how I believe a very simple, extremely cost effective, and totally natural treatment got rid of a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer, I want to clarify that I am not a medical professional, but rather simply a “lay person" who experimented with this method. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I'm going to tell you the story of my experience with a .. (Skin Cancer)

Melanomas Dramatic Increase Another Reason to Self Tan

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 Danna Schneider (July 12, 2008)  Some alarming news from the medical arena was recently rehashed in the news, and it gives just another reason to self tan with sunless tanning products instead of bathing in the sun and/or indoor tanning to get that natural earthy glow that everyone craves these days. The bad news is that melanoma skin cancer, the most deadly form of cancer of the skin, has increased 50% since the .. (Skin Cancer)

Sun Damaged Skin

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 Andrew Jacobs (July 12, 2008)  We've all experienced the pain and damage of a sun burn. It doesn't matter how many times the media explains the risks and the need for UV coverage, a substantial number of people turn a deaf ear and head out into the hot afternoon sun. The result is seriously sun damaged skin and in severe cases even skin cancer. That bronze glow that tanning achieves is short lived. After several .. (Skin Cancer)

The Mohs Procedure

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 Linda Spradlin (July 10, 2008)  How to know what to expect when you're diagnosed with skin cancer: Explanation of the Moh's Procedure If you've been diagnosed with skin cancer, don't panic. Here is an article about what to expect after the diagnosis. It is clear, and honest. Follow the doctor's instructions to the letter. He really knows what's best for you under these circumstances, and there are reasons for every .. (Skin Cancer)

The Whole Truth About Sunlight, Cancer and Sunscreens

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 Rebecca Jablonski (July 04, 2008)  Humans have been living on this Earth for at least four million years. The sun has been shining for about 4.6 billion years and it has been shining on our Earth for most of that time. Strangely, no animal ever contracted skin cancer from being out in the sun and humans rarely did until about 50 years ago. We have been told that this increase in skin cancer is due to a “hole" in .. (Skin Cancer)

Recognize Skin Cancer

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 Sarfaraz Ali (June 29, 2008)  The skin cancer is a cancer that features a malign development on the skin owing to various determinants. Its progress initializes in the epidermis which makes the tumor visible even in the very initial stages. Ongoing researches and studies have concluded skin cancer to be the kind that spreads the fastest. Amongst the different types, basal cell carcinoma, the squamous cell carcinoma . (Skin Cancer)

Skin Cancer Prevention

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 Milos Pesic (June 23, 2008)  The number one cause of skin cancer is overexposure to ultraviolet light (the sun). The number one way to prevent skin cancer is to reduce exposure to ultraviolet light. Eliminating it entirely would be better, but we really can't do that, and some sunlight is good for us - even necessary. Having darkly tanned skin is a symbol of health, vitality, and youthfulness today, but it is a .. (Skin Cancer)

Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor

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 Milos Pesic (June 23, 2008)  Gestational is defined as: “Of or related to the period of development in the uterus from conception to birth; pregnancy. " Cells in the uterus that help to form the placenta are called trophoblastic cells. So, a gestational trophoblastic tumor is any one of several kinds of tumors that develop from the trophoblastic cells during pregnancy. Hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma .. (Skin Cancer)

What is Skin Cancer?

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 Milos Pesic (June 23, 2008)  The bad news is that there are more diagnosed cases of skin cancer every year than any other kind of cancer. The good news is that there are very, very few deaths attributed to this disease. Skin cancer is the most treatable of all types, and the results of treatment are almost always positive. This year, there are expected to be a million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed, but only .. (Skin Cancer)

The Three Types of Skin Cancer

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 John Grimes (June 20, 2008)  Can skin cancer be avoided? While scientists still have miles to go before they can determine whether or not skin cancers can be completely deterred, at least one type is associated with definite risk factors. The three main types of skin cancer are: basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; and malignant melanoma. All three are detrimental to one's health, though two out of the .. (Skin Cancer)

My Skin Cancer Treatments

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 Marshall Crum (June 17, 2008)  Treatment is necessary to destroy and remove a cancer. The size and location of a skin cancer, the patient's medical history, health, age and the risk of scarring help determine the best form of treatment for the patient. Skin cancer treatment is usually some form of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. In come cases, a doctor may suggest a combination of these methods to remove .. (Skin Cancer)

Getting Rid Of Skin Moles

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 Jessica A. (May 27, 2008)  Do annoying skin moles interfere with your daily life? Do you constantly suffer from sore, irritated moles that get caught and snag in your hair, clothes, or jewelry? Millions of adults go through the exact same scenarios day in, and day out. Skin moles prove to be problematic for individuals all over the world. They range from mild nuisances, to large, imposing skin moles that can .. (Skin Cancer)




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