Skin Cancer: Overview
Skin cancer is a very common form of cancer, but usually one with a good prognosis. Types include basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and malignant melanoma. Many cases of skin cancer are detected early and successfully treated (usually by minor surgical excision). However, melanoma can often be serious, and other types of skin cancer can sometimes spread to underlying tissues. Treatment options include surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, radiotherapy, and other options.
- Cancer: Cancer is the general class of diseases caused by the body’s own cells reproducing too rapidly. The dividing cells
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- Melanoma: Melanoma, also called Malignant Melanoma, is a skin cancer that is serious and aggressive. Other less serious types of skin cancer
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- Radiotherapy: Radiotherapy, or radiation therapy, refers to the use of radioactive exposure in small amounts as a treatment. Radiotherapy is commonly
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