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This page contains links to eMedTV Skin Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Chemotherapy for Skin Cancer to Intraocular Melanoma. 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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  • Chemotherapy for Skin Cancer
    Chemotherapy for skin cancer may cause your skin to turn red or swell, hurt, or develop a rash. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses this form of treatment for skin cancer in detail, including the types and additional side effects.
  • Cylatron
    As this eMedTV page explains, people who have had surgery to remove malignant melanoma may help delay the cancer's return by using Sylatron. This page gives a brief overview of this drug. Cylatron is a common misspelling of Sylatron.
  • Diagnosing Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Diagnosing Merkel cell carcinoma usually requires a few different tests, which this eMedTV segment explains. Common tests include biopsy, skin exam, blood tests, and a CT scan.
  • Different Types of Skin Cancer
    Basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer are the most common types of skin cancer. This eMedTV selection gives a brief description of the different types of skin cancer and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Does Sunscreen Help Prevent Skin Cancer?
    Does sunscreen help prevent skin cancer? Many doctors believe that it does. This page of the eMedTV archives explains the benefits of sunscreen in skin cancer prevention and offers additional tips to avoid exposure to UV radiation.
  • DTIC
    Healthcare providers may recommend DTIC-Dome as a type of chemotherapy for certain cancers. This eMedTV Web selection contains details on specific uses for this drug and describes why DTIC-Dome may not be safe for some people.
  • DTIC 100 Mg
    As this eMedTV article explains, DTIC-Dome comes in two strengths -- 100-mg and 200-mg injections. This resource explains how this chemotherapy drug is given and how your specific dose is calculated. A link to more information is also provided.
  • DTIC-Dome
    DTIC-Dome is a drug licensed for the treatment of malignant melanoma and Hodgkin's disease. This eMedTV article contains more details on this medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • DTIC-Dome and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV segment explores using DTIC-Dome in breastfeeding women, with details on what the manufacturer advises and the potential risks.
  • DTIC-Dome and Cancer
    By damaging DNA in the cells, DTIC-Dome can help treat certain types of cancer. This eMedTV article examines specific uses of this drug, with details on how the drug works and possible off-label uses. It also links to more details.
  • DTIC-Dome and Pregnancy
    Is it safe for women to receive DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) during pregnancy? This eMedTV selection provides an explanation of what occurred during animal studies and examines whether a pregnant woman may be able to use the drug.
  • DTIC-Dome Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the dosing guidelines for using DTIC-Dome typically call for a dose of the drug to be given intravenously every day for 5 to 10 days, followed by a break in treatment. This page also covers how your dosage is calculated.
  • DTIC-Dome Drug Information
    As this eMedTV page explains, DTIC-Dome can help treat Hodgkin's disease and malignant melanoma. This article contains some basic drug information on DTIC-Dome, including potential side effects and safety precautions.
  • DTIC-Dome Drug Interactions
    It may be dangerous to combine DTIC-Dome with products like echinacea, Provenge, or FluMist. This eMedTV segment focuses on a number of products that can lead to drug interactions with DTIC-Dome, along with ways to avoid these problems.
  • DTIC-Dome Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web selection discusses, an overdose of DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) may cause problems such as infections or anemia. This resource outlines other possible effects of an overdose and explains how these symptoms may be treated.
  • DTIC-Dome Side Effects
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, possible DTIC-Dome side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This page also contains warnings on potentially serious reactions that can occur with this chemotherapy drug, which require immediate treatment.
  • DTIC-Dome Uses
    DTIC-Dome is prescribed to treat Hodgkin's disease and melanoma that has spread to other areas of the body. This eMedTV Web selection features more details on the uses of DTIC-Dome and includes a description of how it works.
  • DTIC-Dome Warnings and Precautions
    Life-threatening allergic reactions and other serious problems are associated with using DTIC-Dome. This eMedTV article offers a detailed list of safety precautions to be aware of with DTIC-Dome, including warnings for people who should not use this drug.
  • Erivedge
    Erivedge is a medicine prescribed to treat certain types of basal cell carcinoma. This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this chemotherapy drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Erivedge and Breastfeeding
    Women who are taking Erivedge (vismodegib) are generally advised to avoid nursing. This eMedTV segment explains why taking Erivedge while breastfeeding may lead to potentially serious complications and discusses what the manufacturer recommends.
  • Erivedge and Pregnancy
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web site explains, Erivedge (vismodegib) could cause dangerous problems in a fetus, which is why women must take several precautions to prevent pregnancy while taking Erivedge and for several months after the last dose.
  • Erivedge Dosage
    This eMedTV article discusses the dosing instructions for Erivedge, including when and how to most effectively take these capsules. This page also offers some tips on whether you should take the drug with food and explains when treatment ends.
  • Erivedge Drug Interactions
    Celexa, torsemide, and propranolol are among the many drugs that can interact with Erivedge. This eMedTV segment examines other products that may interfere with Erivedge and explains how to minimize your risk for potentially serious complications.
  • Erivedge Medication Information
    A doctor may prescribe Erivedge for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma in adults. This eMedTV resource offers some basic information on Erivedge, including how this medication is taken and possible side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • Erivedge Overdose
    This eMedTV page explains that although there have not been any reports of an Erivedge (vismodegib) overdose, it is possible that someone could take too much of this drug. This article describes possible overdose symptoms and treatment options.
  • Erivedge Side Effects
    Most people who take Erivedge will develop some type of reaction to the drug. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at the Erivedge side effects that were reported during clinical trials, including common and potentially serious problems.
  • Erivedge Uses
    Adults with certain types of basal cell carcinoma may receive treatment with Erivedge. This page of the eMedTV Web site focuses on what Erivedge is used for, how it works to interfere with cancer cell growth, and whether children can use it.
  • Erivedge Warnings and Precautions
    Erivedge may not be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. This page of the eMedTV Web library features other warnings and precautions for how to take Erivedge safely, with more information on what your doctor needs to be aware of prior to treatment.
  • Generic Aldara
    As this eMedTV segment explains, generic Aldara (imiquimod) is available in one strength and form. This resource contains a list of companies that make the generic versions and explains whether these products are as good as brand-name Aldara.
  • Generic DTIC-Dome
    You can get a generic DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) product. In fact, as this eMedTV resource explains, this chemotherapy drug is only available in generic form. This page also explains whether the generics are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Erivedge
    Brand-name Erivedge (vismodegib) is currently protected from generic competition. This eMedTV resource talks about when the first patent is set to expire, and explains the difference between a generic name and a generic version of a drug.
  • Generic Mekinist
    Companies are not allowed to make a generic Mekinist (trametinib) product at this time. As this eMedTV Web selection explains, however, a generic version of the drug may become available after the first patent expires in 2025.
  • Generic Proleukin
    There are certain laws that currently prevent the manufacturing of a generic Proleukin (aldesleukin) drug. This eMedTV page, however, takes a closer look at how these laws are changing and discusses when a generic version might become available.
  • Generic Solaraze Gel
    As this part of the eMedTV site explains, a generic version of Solaraze Gel (diclofenac gel) is now available. This article further explores this topic, including what is meant by the term "authorized generic."
  • Generic Sylatron
    As this eMedTV article explains, Sylatron is not allowed to be manufactured in generic form at this time. This Web page describes the laws that biologic drugs are under and explains whether a generic Sylatron medication might be available in the future.
  • Generic Yervoy
    As with other "biologic" medicines, Yervoy (ipilimumab) is not allowed to be manufactured in generic form. This eMedTV page discusses the rules and laws that biologic drugs are under and explains the only way that generic Yervoy products could be made.
  • Generic Zelboraf
    This eMedTV page takes a look at why there are currently no generic Zelboraf (vemurafenib) products available. This page discusses when a generic version might be made and explains that vemurafenib is a generic name -- not a generic version of the drug.
  • How Does Aldara Work?
    Healthcare providers prescribe Aldara to treat certain types of warts and other conditions. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses how Aldara is thought to work and also explains how the drug is applied. It also provides a link to more information.
  • Immunotherapy for Melanoma
    As this eMedTV article explains, immunotherapy for melanoma is a form of treatment that uses the body's immune system to fight cancer or reduce side effects caused by certain treatments. Possible side effects are also described.
  • Intraocular Melanoma
    Intraocular melanoma is a rare form of cancer that develops in the eye and occurs most often in middle age. This eMedTV resource describes this condition in detail, explaining how it is diagnosed, staged, and treated.
  • Malanoma
    This eMedTV page explores melanoma, a type of skin cancer that has the ability to spread to other parts of the body. This page also lists possible symptoms of melanoma and offers a link to more information. Malanoma is a common misspelling of melanoma.
  • Malenoma
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers a brief overview of melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. This page also describes possible treatment options. Malenoma is a common misspelling of melanoma.
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