Skin Cancer

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Are you worried about an abnormal looking mole or skin discoloration, or know someone with skin cancer? This website includes and an introduction to skin cancer, beginning with an overview of the skin as the body ‘s largest organ, and a description of the skin layer by layer.

These articles provide information about the types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

Read on to identify common causes of skin cancer, and how to perform a self-examination using the ABCDE rule.

Learn about the survival rates and risk factors for skin cancer. Discover ways that you can prevent skin cancer, including covering up, using sunscreen and taking antioxidant vitamins.

You can also read about treatment options for skin cancer, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, skin grafting, electrodessication and curettage. Learn about ongoing clinical trials that are exploring other forms of skin cancer treatment, including photodynamic therapy and the use of retinoids.This site is divided into multiple articles such as: