The Resource Melanoma skin cancer : what you need to know-- now, from the experts at the American Cancer Society

Melanoma skin cancer : what you need to know-- now, from the experts at the American Cancer Society

Melanoma skin cancer : what you need to know-- now
Melanoma skin cancer
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what you need to know-- now
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from the experts at the American Cancer Society
This pocket-sized reference covers everything from the risk factors of melanoma skin cancer to the diagnosis procedure to living well after treatment. With greater public awareness, early detection of melanoma skin cancer is on the rise and mortality rates are declining; this medical guide emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed decision makers in planning their own treatment and is updated with the latest patient treatment guidelines. An advanced dictionary of cancer-related terms and a list of critical questions to ask health care administrators are also included
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M517 2012
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Melanoma skin cancer : what you need to know-- now, from the experts at the American Cancer Society
Melanoma skin cancer : what you need to know-- now, from the experts at the American Cancer Society
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-117) and index
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  • Machine generated contents note: Your Melanoma Skin Cancer -- What Is Cancer? -- What Is Melanoma? -- Normal Skin -- Benign Skin Tumors -- Melanoma -- Other Skin Cancers -- What Are the Key Statistics About Melanoma? -- Risk Factors and Causes -- What Are the Risk Factors for Melanoma? -- Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation -- Moles -- Fair Skin, Freckling, and Light Hair -- Family History of Melanoma -- Personal History of Melanoma -- Immune Suppression -- Age -- Gender -- Xeroderma Pigmentosum -- Do We Know What Causes Melanoma? -- Prevention and Detection -- Can Melanoma Be Prevented? -- Limit Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation -- Avoid Tanning Beds and Sunlamps -- Protect Children from the Sun -- Sun Exposure and Vitamin D -- Identify Abnormal Moles and Have Them Removed -- Genetic Counseling and Testing -- Learn More About Skin Cancer Prevention -- Can Melanoma Be Found Early? -- Self-Examination -- Examination by a Health Care Professional -- Normal Moles
  • Contents note continued: Possible Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma -- Diagnosis and Staging -- How Is Melanoma Diagnosed? -- Medical History and Physical Examination -- Skin Biopsy -- Examining the Biopsy Samples -- Biopsies of Melanoma That May Have Spread -- Imaging Tests -- How Is Melanoma Staged? -- The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM System -- Stage Grouping -- Survival Rates for Melanoma by Stage -- Other Factors Affecting Survival -- Treatment -- How Is Melanoma Treated? -- Surgery -- Surgery for Metastatic Melanoma -- Chemotherapy -- Immunotherapy -- Radiation Therapy -- Clinical Trials -- Complementary and Alternative Treatments -- Treatment of Melanoma by Stage -- Stage 0 -- Stage I -- Stage II -- Stage III -- Stage IV -- Recurrent Melanoma -- Your Medical Team -- More Treatment Information -- Questions to Ask -- What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Melanoma? -- After Treatment -- What Happens After Treatment for Melanoma? -- Follow-up Care
  • Contents note continued: Seeing a New Doctor -- Lifestyle Changes to Consider During and After Treatment -- Make Healthier Choices -- How About Your Emotional Health? -- What Happens If Treatment Is No Longer Working? -- Latest Research -- What Is New in Melanoma Research and Treatment? -- Causes and Prevention -- Treatment -- Resources -- Additional Resources -- More Information from Your American Cancer Society -- National Organizations and Web Sites -- References
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