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What You Need To Know - About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
     

What You Need To Know - About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
 
This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is for
people diagnosed with the most common types of skin
cancer:*
•• Melanoma
•• Basal cell skin cancer
•• Squamous cell skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in
the United States. Each year, more than 68,000
Americans are

Overview

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is for
people diagnosed with the most common types of skin
cancer:*
•• Melanoma
•• Basal cell skin cancer
•• Squamous cell skin cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in
the United States. Each year, more than 68,000
Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and another
48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease
that involves only the top layer of skin. Also, more
than 2 million people are treated for basal cell or
squamous cell skin cancer each year. Basal cell skin
cancer is several times more common than squamous
cell skin cancer.
Learning about medical care for skin cancer can
help you take an active part in making choices about
your care. This booklet tells about:
•• Diagnosis and staging
•• Treatment
•• Follow-up care
•• How to prevent another skin cancer from forming
•• How to do a skin self-exam
This booklet has lists of questions that you may
want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to
take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help
remember what your doctor says, you can take notes.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015679083
Publisher:
HM
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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