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This page contains links to eMedTV Skin Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Malignant Melanoma to Melanoma Prevention. 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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  • Malignant Melanoma
    Malignant melanoma, as this eMedTV resource explains, is a type of cancer affecting pigment cells -- primarily those found in the skin. Risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options associated with the condition are also discussed in this article.
  • Malinoma
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, melanoma is a type of skin cancer. This page explains how melanoma can spread to other parts of the body if it is left untreated. A link to more information is also provided. Malinoma is a common misspelling of melanoma.
  • Medicaid Coverage of Aldara
    Depending on your state, Medicaid may cover the cost of Aldara. However, as this eMedTV article explains, coverage for this medicine will vary from state to state. This resource explains how to find out if this drug is covered by Medicaid in your state.
  • Mekinist
    Mekinist is prescribed to treat an advanced form of skin cancer. This eMedTV Web page provides more details on this drug, with information on when it is prescribed, how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Mekinist and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Mekinist (trametinib) passes through breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV Web selection examines why it is generally recommended that women not use Mekinist while breastfeeding and the problems it could cause.
  • Mekinist and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page discusses the safety issues surrounding the use of Mekinist (trametinib) during pregnancy. It takes a look at the potential complications that may occur and explains why women should use birth control during treatment.
  • Mekinist Chemotherapy Information
    Mekinist is a medication used to treat a certain type of melanoma. This eMedTV Web selection contains some basic information on Mekinist, including how it compares to certain chemotherapy drugs, potential side effects, and more.
  • Mekinist Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the standard starting dose of Mekinist is 2 mg once a day. This anticancer drug comes as a tablet and should be taken on an empty stomach. More guidelines and dosing tips are covered in this article.
  • Mekinist Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page explains how aripiprazole, axitinib, and saxagliptin can cause adverse reactions with the cancer drug Mekinist. This article also explains how you can reduce your risk of problems.
  • Mekinist Overdose
    As this part of the eMedTV Web library explains, an overdose of Mekinist (trametinib) may cause swelling, diarrhea, and other complications. This article describes other effects that may occur and explains the ways they may be treated.
  • Mekinist Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, possible Mekinist side effects include a rash and swelling of the face, arms, or legs. This page also describes potentially serious problems that can occur with this drug and explains when treatment is needed.
  • Mekinist Uses
    Mekinist is prescribed to treat an advanced form of skin cancer known as melanoma. This eMedTV page discusses why Mekinist is only used when the cancer has spread to other areas or cannot be treated with surgery. It also covers how this drug works.
  • Mekinist Warnings and Precautions
    Problems with the lungs, eyes, or heart are just some of the complications associated with Mekinist. This eMedTV segment presents a list of safety precautions to be aware of with Mekinist, including warnings about who should not use this drug.
  • Melanoma
    The percentage of people who develop melanoma in the United States has doubled in the past 30 years. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this increasingly common condition, including risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Melanoma and DTIC
    As this eMedTV page explains, Hodgkin's disease and malignant melanoma can be treated with a drug called DTIC-Dome. This article explores this chemotherapy drug, with more information on what it is approved for, details on how it works, and more.
  • Melanoma Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, melanoma is the most serious type of cancer affecting the skin. This article takes a quick look at the symptoms of this condition and where it starts, with a link to more detailed information.
  • Melanoma Diagnosis
    This section of the eMedTV library describes the procedure doctors use to make a melanoma diagnosis. In most cases, an excisional biopsy is performed. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the stage is determined.
  • Melanoma Nutrition
    As this eMedTV segment explains, during treatment for melanoma, nutrition habits that are healthy can help to minimize side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. A doctor or nutritionist can help design a program that best meets your needs.
  • Melanoma Prevention
    This page on the eMedTV Web site offers several tips for melanoma prevention. By avoiding certain risk factors and increasing protective factors, you may significantly reduce your chances of developing the condition.
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