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Archive for July 2017

Melanoma In Situ

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What Is the Treatment for Melanoma in Situ? Melanoma in situ must be treated surgically. The surgery for stage 0 melanoma is usually done by a board certified surgeon on an outpatient basis. If you have a melanoma in situ removed, you may need another operation, to ensure a wider margin and reduce the chance…

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Signs of Basal Cell Carcinoma

In the United States basal cell carcinoma is considered the most common type of cancer to occur across the population. Basal cell carcinoma occurs in both sexes, in every age bracket, in every socio-economic division, and in every area of the country. The most common cause for basal cell carcinoma is extended exposure to ultraviolet light…

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Risk Factors and Treatments For Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Who Is at Risk for SCC? Although UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds is the biggest cause of skin damage in all individuals, some people are at higher risk than others for developing SCC. These include those who: Are more than 50 years old Are male Have fair skin, blonde hair, and blue…

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