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Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Zelboraf Warnings and Precautions

This page contains links to eMedTV Skin Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Zelboraf Warnings and Precautions. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    There are several types of skin cancer, and squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common ones. This eMedTV segment features an overview of squamous cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and more.
  • Squamus Cell Cancer
    Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. This selection from the eMedTV site describes the fatality rate of this type of cancer and discusses possible treatment options. Squamus cell cancer is a common misspelling of squamous cell carcinoma.
  • Stages of Melanoma
    This section of the eMedTV library compares the various melanoma stages. The stages range from 0 to IV and also include recurrent melanoma. They vary in size, location, and whether they have spread to lymph nodes or other areas of the body.
  • Stages of Skin Cancer
    A person's skin cancer will be assigned a stage that is between 0 and IV. Stages of skin cancer, as this eMedTV resource explains, are based on how large the growth is, how deeply it has grown beneath the epidermis, and whether it has spread.
  • Surgery for Melanoma
    As this eMedTV article explains, melanoma surgery is used to remove the tumor and prevent it from spreading. This article also discusses the various types of surgeries and possible side effects, such as pain and scarring.
  • Sylatron
    When used after surgery, Sylatron can help prevent malignant melanoma skin cancer from returning. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medicine, including when it is prescribed, general dosing instructions, safety precautions, and more.
  • Sylatron and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to determine if Sylatron passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV article discusses why it may not be safe to use this drug while nursing and explains what the manufacturer of the medication recommends.
  • Sylatron and Depression
    If you are using Sylatron, be aware that depression has been reported as a possible side effect. This eMedTV article explains how often this side effect occurred during clinical trials and describes what to do if depression symptoms become a problem.
  • Sylatron and Pregnancy
    Is it safe for pregnant women to use Sylatron? This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at this topic, with information on how a similar medication performed in studies of pregnant animals. Information is also given on the FDA's pregnancy categories.
  • Sylatron Dosage
    Sylatron comes as an injection that is given once a week for up to five years. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at dosing guidelines for this medication, including how your doctor will determine the amount of your dosage.
  • Sylatron Drug Interactions
    It may not be safe to use Sylatron in combination with products like ribavirin, theophylline, or methadone. This eMedTV resource offers a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions with Sylatron and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Sylatron Medication Information
    If you have had surgery to remove malignant melanoma, you may benefit from Sylatron. This eMedTV page offers more information on Sylatron, including details on how the medication is given and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Sylatron Overdose
    Headaches, blood cell problems, or other complications may occur if you use too much Sylatron. This eMedTV Web page describes other possible symptoms and explains the likely treatment for an overdose with this product.
  • Sylatron Side Effects
    Clinical studies have shown that headaches, nausea, and fever are common side effects of Sylatron. This eMedTV Web page outlines other reactions this medicine might cause, with details on which reactions are serious and require immediate medical care.
  • Sylatron Uses
    Sylatron helps prevent the return of malignant melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer. This eMedTV segment closely examines this form of cancer and explains how this drug works. An example of an off-label Sylatron use is also described.
  • Sylatron Warnings and Precautions
    If you have severe liver damage, you should not use Sylatron. This eMedTV Web page lists important safety precautions to review before beginning Sylatron treatment, including warnings relating to serious problems experienced by some people using the drug.
  • Symptoms of Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Symptoms of Merkel cell carcinoma often include firm, shiny lumps or tumors that are red, blue, or pink. This eMedTV article describes these symptoms in detail, including the body parts most susceptible to the condition.
  • The ABCDE Signs of Skin Cancer: "A" Is for Asymmetry
    Regular self-exams can help detect skin cancer early, when it is easiest to treat. This page of the eMedTV site explores one of the warning signs -- asymmetry. This article explains what this term means and what to look for when it comes to moles.
  • The ABCDE Signs of Skin Cancer: "B" Is for Border Irregularity
    As this eMedTV page explains, early detection is vital when it comes to skin cancer, as the earlier the disease is found, the better your chances of survival. This segment takes a look at moles and border irregularities, describing what to look for.
  • The ABCDE Signs of Skin Cancer: "C" Is for Color
    As you'll see in this eMedTV segment, one of the common differences between cancerous and noncancerous moles is color. This article takes a closer look at this topic, with info on what signs to look for and when to see a dermatologist.
  • The ABCDE Signs of Skin Cancer: "D" Is for Diameter
    When checking your skin, be on the lookout for moles that are larger than the size of a pencil eraser. This eMedTV article explains why it's so important to take the diameter of your moles into account when looking for signs of skin cancer.
  • The ABCDE Signs of Skin Cancer: "E" Is for Evolving
    Do you have a mole that is changing in size, color, or shape? As this eMedTV segment explains, an evolving mole is a red flag for sure -- but does it mean you have skin cancer? This article offers more info on what changes to look for in your moles.
  • Treatment for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web page describes these options in detail and how the right treatment depends on several factors, such as the patient's age and overall health.
  • Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
    Types of nonmelanoma skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. As this eMedTV article explains, treatment includes laser surgery and cryosurgery. It also explains the importance of follow-up exams after treatment.
  • Vervoy
    Yervoy helps slow down the progression of melanoma skin cancer. This page of the eMedTV Web library takes a look at this prescription medicine, including how it is given and potential side effects. Vervoy is a common misspelling of Yervoy.
  • What Is in Yervoy?
    Yervoy is a synthetic protein used to help boost the immune system's ability to fight cancer cells. This eMedTV segment offers a brief look at what is in Yervoy and how it works to treat advanced melanoma. A link to more details is also included.
  • Who Makes Aldara?
    Brand-name Aldara is made by Graceway Pharmaceuticals, but several companies make generic versions. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at who makes Aldara, as well as details on whether the generic versions are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Yervoy
    Available by prescription, Yervoy is a drug used to slow down the progression of melanoma skin cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medicine, including how it works, general dosing instructions, safety precautions, and more.
  • Yervoy and Breastfeeding
    No research has been done to see if Yervoy (ipilimumab) passes through human breast milk. This eMedTV page discusses whether it is safe for women who are breastfeeding to use Yervoy and explains what the manufacturer of the drug recommends.
  • Yervoy and Melanoma
    Adults with melanoma may benefit from Yervoy. This article from the eMedTV Web site further discusses this use of Yervoy, including the results of clinical trials done on the effectiveness of the drug. A link to more information is also included.
  • Yervoy and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, women who are pregnant should only receive Yervoy (ipilimumab) when the benefits outweigh the risks. This page further explains why Yervoy is categorized as a Category C drug and lists the problems it may cause.
  • Yervoy Dosage
    This eMedTV article examines the possible dosing guidelines for Yervoy for treating melanoma skin cancer. This page outlines the recommended dosages for this prescription drug and explains when your doctor may need to temporarily stop your treatment.
  • Yervoy Drug Interactions
    It may not be safe to combine Yervoy with products like warfarin, digoxin, and amphotericin B. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions with Yervoy and describes the potentially serious problems that may occur.
  • Yervoy for Cancer
    Adults with melanoma may benefit from Yervoy. This selection from the eMedTV Web site further discusses how to slow down the progression of this dangerous form of skin cancer with Yervoy. A link to more information on the drug's uses is also included.
  • Yervoy Indications
    If you have a type of skin cancer called melanoma, Yervoy can help extend survival time. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of Yervoy indications, with details on approved uses for this drug. A link to more information is also included.
  • Yervoy Medication Information
    If you have late-stage melanoma skin cancer, you may benefit from Yervoy. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides more information on Yervoy, including how the medication works and possible safety concerns. A link to more details is also included.
  • Yervoy Overdose
    Autoimmune reactions, skin rashes, or other problems may occur if you receive too much Yervoy (ipilimumab). This eMedTV Web page describes other possible overdose symptoms and explains why an overdose on this drug is probably unlikely.
  • Yervoy Side Effects
    Clinical studies showed that a rash, fatigue, and diarrhea are common Yervoy side effects. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed list of other reactions this medication might cause, including an explanation of which problems may require medical treatment.
  • Yervoy Uses
    Yervoy is prescribed to slow down the progression of melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at what Yervoy is used for, how it works, and whether it is safe for use in children and older adults.
  • Yervoy Warnings and Precautions
    If you have certain allergies, you should not receive Yervoy. This selection from the eMedTV Web site examines the safety warnings and precautions to review before beginning Yervoy treatment, including potentially serious problems that may occur.
  • Zelberaf
    Available by prescription, Zelboraf is approved to treat a certain type of skin cancer. This eMedTV Web selection presents a brief overview of this drug and provides a link to more information. Zelberaf is a common misspelling of Zelboraf.
  • Zelboraf
    Zelboraf is a drug licensed to treat a certain type of skin cancer. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes the effects of this prescription medication, explains what to know before taking it, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Zelboraf and Breastfeeding
    Women are generally advised not to breastfeed while taking Zelboraf (vemurafenib). This eMedTV article takes a look at whether this drug passes through breast milk and lists some of the problems that may occur if it is taken while breastfeeding.
  • Zelboraf and Pregnancy
    If a woman takes Zelboraf (vemurafenib) while pregnant, it could be harmful to the developing baby. This eMedTV page explores the potential problems this drug could cause in a fetus and explains when a doctor may still prescribe Zelboraf during pregnancy.
  • Zelboraf Dosage
    Zelboraf comes as a tablet that is taken twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses. This eMedTV resource describes the factors that may affect your specific dose of Zelboraf. A list of instructions on how to take the drug is also included.
  • Zelboraf Drug Interactions
    Side effects or other potentially serious problems may occur if Zelboraf is taken with certain products. This eMedTV Web page outlines a number of drugs that can cause interactions with Zelboraf and describes the specific problems that may occur.
  • Zelboraf Medication Information
    Zelboraf is a drug prescribed to slow down the progression of melanoma (a type of skin cancer) in adults. This eMedTV page offers more details on Zelboraf, including information on how this medication works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Zelboraf Overdose
    Taking too much Zelboraf (vemurafenib) may cause heart problems, headaches, and joint pain. This eMedTV segment further describes possible effects of this type of overdose and describes how these problems may be treated.
  • Zelboraf Side Effects
    Nausea, a rash, and fatigue are some of the commonly reported side effects of Zelboraf. This eMedTV page examines the results of clinical studies done on the possible side effects of this drug, including a list of problems that are potentially serious.
  • Zelboraf Treatment
    As explained in this eMedTV page, adults who have an abnormal BRAF gene may be good candidates for Zelboraf treatment. This page takes a closer look at what this drug is used for, covers how it works, and offers a link to more details.
  • Zelboraf Uses
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, Zelboraf is used for treating melanoma skin cancer when it has metastasized or cannot be treated surgically. This page describes how this prescription drug works and explains whether it is safe for use in children.
  • Zelboraf Warnings and Precautions
    Zelboraf may increase the risk for problems such as an irregular heart rhythm and liver disease. This eMedTV article examines other warnings and precautions for Zelboraf, including who may have a greater risk for developing serious complications.
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