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Learn About Skin Cancer

Melanoma can be a deadly form of skin cancer. However, if detected early, before the tumor has penetrated the skin, it can be 99% curable. In advanced cases of melanoma, survival falls to 15%. Melanoma risk is increasing; recent studies show the risk of development of melanoma to be 1 in 62. With a history of 5 or more blistering sunburns, this risk increases to 1 in 31. Regular sunscreen use and sun-protective behavior along with regular skin checks by a qualified professional are important ways to reduce your risk of developing melanoma.

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Mole Detection and Treatment Options

Moles, known medically as nevi, are clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots or raised lesions. However, moles can come in a range of colors and can develop virtually anywhere on your body. Most moles are harmless, but in some cases, moles may become cancerous. Monitoring moles and other pigmented […]

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Skin Cancer Treatment

Non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common types of cancer around the world. Fortunately, they are also the most curable, especially when the tumors are relatively small and thin. The type of cancer treatment chosen depends on the type of skin cancer, the size […]

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