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Merkel Cell Carcinoma Information - Signs of Skin Cancer

This page contains links to eMedTV Skin Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Merkel Cell Carcinoma Information to Signs of Skin Cancer. 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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  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma Information
    Looking for information on Merkel cell carcinoma? This eMedTV article is a great place to start. It briefly describes this rare form of cancer, including symptoms, who it affects, and more. Also included is a link to more information.
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma Stages
    Merkel cell carcinoma stages include stage I, stage II, stage III, and recurrent Merkel cell carcinoma. This eMedTV resource explains how the stages differ from one another and affect a person's treatment options.
  • Merkel Cell Tumor
    As this eMedTV article explains, a Merkel cell tumor usually occurs on the face, neck, or head, and forms on or beneath the skin and in hair follicles. This page also explains who the cancer may affect and why an early diagnosis is important.
  • Mylenoma
    This page from the eMedTV library explains how to identify melanoma, a potentially dangerous type of skin cancer. This page also discusses possible treatment options and provides a link to more information. Mylenoma is a common misspelling of melanoma.
  • Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Cancer
    This eMedTV Web page describes photodynamic therapy for skin cancer in detail. It explains how the treatment is administered, when it is usually administered, and possible side effects.
  • Proleukin
    Proleukin is a drug approved for the treatment of certain cancers that affect the skin or kidneys. This eMedTV article features an overview of this chemotherapy medicine, with details on how it is given, its effectiveness, side effects, and more.
  • Proleukin Administration
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, Proleukin is given as an intravenous (or IV) infusion by your healthcare provider. Administration details for this chemotherapy drug are discussed in this article, along with a link to more dosing information.
  • Proleukin and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains that the manufacturer of Proleukin (aldesleukin) advises women to not breastfeed while using this drug. This page discusses why and also covers how to minimize potential risks if you decide to nurse while using it.
  • Proleukin and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV page explores whether it's safe to use Proleukin (aldesleukin) during pregnancy. It explains what happened when the drug was given to pregnant animals and discusses what a doctor may consider before giving this medicine to a pregnant woman.
  • Proleukin Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, the anticancer drug Proleukin is administered intravenously to help treat skin or kidney cancer. This page examines specific dosing guidelines for Proleukin and describes what to expect during treatment.
  • Proleukin Drug Interactions
    Cortisone and sleep medicines are among the many drugs that can interact with Proleukin. This eMedTV page contains a comprehensive explanation of other medicines that may interfere with Proleukin and explains how to reduce your risk for serious problems.
  • Proleukin Medication Information
    A doctor may prescribe Proleukin for the treatment of skin or kidney cancer in adults. This eMedTV resource contains some basic information on Proleukin, including how this medication is given and possible side effects. It also links to more details.
  • Proleukin Overdose
    Shortness of breath, liver damage, and vomiting could occur if you use too much Proleukin (aldesleukin). This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at other possible overdose symptoms and describes possible methods for treating these problems.
  • Proleukin Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, some people receiving Proleukin will develop side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, or confusion. This article outlines the results of extensive clinical studies on the common and serious side effects of this drug.
  • Proleukin Uses
    Adults who have skin or kidney cancer that has spread to other areas may be treated with Proleukin. This eMedTV resource offers an explanation on how this chemotherapy drug works and outlines some possible off-label reasons a person may use Proleukin.
  • Proleukin Warnings and Precautions
    Proleukin may increase your risk for serious central nervous system problems, such as seizures or confusion. This eMedTV article contains other warnings and precautions for using Proleukin safely, with details on what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Prolukin
    Proleukin is prescribed for the treatment of skin or kidney cancer that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV resource takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it works and dosing guidelines. Prolukin is a common misspelling of Proleukin.
  • Radiation Therapy for Melanoma
    As this eMedTV segment explains, radiation therapy may be used to help control the spread of melanoma. This article describes this treatment option in detail, including when your healthcare provider may recommend it, as well as possible side effects.
  • Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer
    As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, radiation therapy for skin cancer may be used if you have a growth on your eyelid, ear, or nose, or if the cancer comes back after surgery. This segment also lists possible side effects.
  • Silatron
    Sylatron helps delay the return of melanoma skin cancer after it has been surgically removed. This eMedTV resource takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it is given and potential side effects. Silatron is a common misspelling of Sylatron.
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