Immunotherapy & Melanoma

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Treatment types for melanoma skin cancer can vary, depending on skin type, cancer type, how much the cancer has spread and by its stage. Common treatment options for melanoma include surgery, targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiation, clinical trials and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that uses targeted drugs to convince the body’s immune … Continued

What to Look for and Where to Look for Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. It’s crucial to do a self-exam every month. If you’re not sure whether what you’re looking at might be cause for concern, or if you’re worried that … Continued

What Causes Skin Cancer and How to Prevent It

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According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed annually, with more than 73,000 cases projected for 2015. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates … Continued

Skin Cancer Types and Screening Recommendations

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When it comes to skin cancer, the more you know the better protected you can be. Summer, with all of its outdoor activities, is a great time to learn more about this all-too-common and often preventable form of cancer. Identifying Skin Cancer The sooner skin cancer is detected and treated, the greater your chance for … Continued