Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and one of the easiest to cure. It is also one of the easiest to prevent, by avoiding exposure to the sun. Melanoma, however, is more challenging to treat than the more prevalent non-melanoma skin cancers. It can spread throughout the body and prove fatal, but it also is usually cured when diagnosed early.

Skin Cancer (Melanoma)

Skin Cancer (Melanoma)

Also called: Malignant Melanoma, Skin Melanoma, Multiple Melanoma, Melanoma Mole, Melanoma in Situ Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for as much as half of all cancer diagnoses, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Skin cancer is divided into two main categories – melanoma …

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Also called: BCC, Basal Carcinoma, Basal Cell Cancer Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary The skin is the body’s largest organ. Cancer that develops in the skin is known as skin cancer. Skin cancer can be divided into two major categories – non-melanoma and melanoma. Non-melanoma are the more common cancers …

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