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    • Melanoma Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which begins in skin cells called melanocytes and affects more than 53,600 people in the United...learn more »
      In This Article
      Melanoma Article
      • Melanoma facts
      • Introduction
      • What does melanoma look like? What are the symptoms and signs?
      • What if the skin changes are rapid or dramatic?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for melanoma?
      • How do I estimate my level of risk for melanoma?
      • What are the types of melanoma?
      • How is melanoma diagnosed?
      • How do doctors determine the prognosis (outlook) of a melanoma?
      • What is the treatment for melanoma?
      • What methods are available to help prevent melanoma?
      • Conclusions
      • What is in the future for melanoma?
      • Additional resources
    • Sunscreen Sunscreens are crucial for sun protection. Sun damage to the skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays is a risk factor for skin...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sunscreen Article
      • What is sun protection?
      • How is sunburn best prevented?
      • What is sunscreen?
      • What is meant by SPF?
      • Are all sunscreens equally effective against UV radiation?
      • How do sunscreens work, and which sunscreen ingredients protect against both types of UV radiation?
      • How should skin sunscreens be applied?
      • Do water or perspiration wash off sunscreen?
      • Can sunscreens cause a skin reaction?
      • Should everyone use sunscreen protection?
      • Can the labels on sunscreen products be trusted in the U.S.?
      • Do all tanning products contain sunscreens?
      • What kind of sunglasses should be worn?
      • Is sunscreen protection necessary in the winter?
      • Are a good sunscreen and sunglasses enough?
    • Cancer Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cancer Article
      • Cancer facts
      • What is cancer?
      • What causes cancer?
      • What are cancer symptoms and signs?
      • What are the different types of cancer?
      • How is cancer diagnosed?
      • How is cancer staging determined?
      • What is the treatment for cancer?
      • What is the prognosis for cancer?
      • Can cancer be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about cancer?
    • Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location...learn more »
      In This Article
      Scars Article
      • Scars facts
      • What is a scar?
      • What are the different types of scars?
      • What causes a scar?
      • What are symptoms and signs of a scar?
      • How are scars diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a scar?
      • Are there any home remedies to reduce scarring?
      • What is the prognosis of a scar?
      • Can scarring be prevented?
      • Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?
    • Moles Moles are small skin growths that may appear flat or raised and are often tan, brown, black, reddish brown, or skin colored. They...learn more »
      In This Article
      Moles Article
      • Moles facts
      • What are moles?
      • What causes moles, and what are risk factors for developing moles?
      • What types of moles are there?
      • What are liver spots or age spots?
      • What are seborrheic keratoses?
      • Who is more prone to getting moles?
      • Does having more moles increase one's chance of getting melanoma?
      • Do moles ever disappear spontaneously?
      • Which skin cancers look like moles?
      • How can moles be prevented?
      • How can moles be treated? What are different types of mole removal?
      • Is there a blood test or X-ray to diagnose moles?
    • Tumor (Grade) Tumor grade is a system used to classify cancer cells in how likely the tumor is to grow, and how abnormal they look under a...learn more »
      In This Article
      Tumor (Grade) Article
      • Tumor grade facts
      • What is a tumor?
      • What is tumor grade?
      • How is tumor grade determined?
      • What do the different tumor grades signify?
      • Does the same grading scale apply to all tumors?
      • Does tumor grade affect a patient's treatment options?

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