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Where are we on treatment for skin cancer? Is their a higher percentage for living with having late stage melanoma or other skin cancers?

Where are we on treatment for skin cancer? Is their a higher percentage for living with having late stage melanoma or other skin cancers?

Getting better: Most non-melanoma skin cancer is cured by surgery alone. Metastatic melanoma remains I curable, but recent treatment advances have yielded significant prolongation of survival. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What exactly is the treatments for melanoma skin cancer?

What exactly is the treatments for melanoma skin cancer?

Information: Generally the treatment is surgery. If the disease has spread, still surgery is the treatment of choice if it can be done. Sometimes radiation can help with pain. Sometimes interferon can also help. There may be more drugs in the future. ...Read more

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What does bec5 curaderm do during skin cancer treatment?

It's eggplant: A pricey concoction of eggplant featured on a far-out television show -- thankfully, promoted primarily for premalignancies that seldom progress. If you have a skin cancer that's a clear and present danger (possible melanoma, ulcerated basal cell carcinoma, rapidly growing anything), get evidence-based treatment instead of an "unproven / spiritual" remedy. It's your life. ...Read more

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Which treatment is recommended for skin cancer?

Which treatment is recommended for skin cancer?

Skin cancer : There are different treatments depending on the type of skin cancer. Surgical removal , radiation treatment, liquid nitrogen, topical creams may be recommended by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer radiation treatment?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer radiation treatment?

Not usual Rx: Radiation is not usually used to treat skin cancer. Surgery is the usual approach. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-cancer/ds00190. ...Read more

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What happens if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer,what happens next (treatment..)?

What happens if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer,what happens next (treatment..)?

Staging/treatment: typically these patients undergo imaging to make sure they are not Stage IV. Surgery is the main treatment for skin cancer. This typically involves removing the main tumor with a margin of normal skin and removing the lymph node basin to which the tumor has travelled. Additional radiation and/or chemotherapy may also be considered. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what happens next (treatment..)?

Can you tell me if someone is gets a biopsy and diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic skin cancer, what happens next (treatment..)?

Depends on cancer: The treatment options depend on what kind of metastatic skin cancer it is. It may also depend on preferences of the oncologist or surgeon, and/or enrollment in clinical trials. Check this site...it may have some answers for you. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/skin/Patient/page1 ...Read more

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Grandma has skin cancer, found out tuesday. Good derm. Docs in colorado?! also, good treatment ideas? She's very worried.

Mohs Surgeon: When looking for a dermatologist to remove skin cancer, it is important to make sure that they are a mohs surgeon and are board certified. Mohs surgery is a technique that examines 100% of the skin cancer margin to give the best chance of cure. It also depends on what type of skin cancer it is ( basal cell, squamous, vs. Melanoma). One if the best is dr. Joel cohen, right in englewood, co! ...Read more

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Had prostate cancer 3 yrs ago and did radiation treatment successfully. Am i more likely to have skin cancer in scrotum, penis? Itch, braking out bad.

No: The radiation you received for ca.prostate was focused on the prostate.You will not get skin cancer in your genitals.Best wishes for you to remain cancer free.:) ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more