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This page contains links to eMedTV Skin Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Melanoma Questions to Melanoma Symptoms. 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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  • Melanoma Questions
    This eMedTV article offers lists of melanoma questions to ask regarding treatment, managing side effects, and medical bills. Some people find that it is helpful to take these lists with them to their doctor appointment.
  • Melanoma Research
    As this eMedTV page explains, current research on melanoma is focusing on new treatment options, such as combining anticancer drugs with radiation therapy. This page also explains potential benefits for those who participate in research studies.
  • Melanoma Screening
    Melanoma screening tests are designed to look for melanoma before a person has any symptoms. This eMedTV Web page describes specific tests, such as a skin exam and a biopsy, and also outlines potential risks.
  • Melanoma Skin Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin. This Web resource tells you what you need to know about the symptoms and risk factors for melanoma, and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Melanoma Statistics
    For every 100,000 people in the United States, 17.7 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year. This eMedTV article provides statistics on melanoma, including details on survival rates five years after a melanoma diagnosis.
  • Melanoma Support
    This eMedTV article offers suggestions on how to find melanoma support groups in your area. In these groups, patients or their family members gather to share their experiences in coping with the disease and the effects of treatment.
  • Melanoma Symptoms
    This page on the eMedTV Web site describes signs and symptoms of melanoma in detail. Thinking of "ABCD" can help you to remember them: asymmetry, border, color, and diameter. Differences between early and advanced melanoma symptoms are also discussed.
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