Skin Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Skin Cancer Articles

Browse eMedTV's wide range of articles related to skin cancer including topics such as causes of skin cancer, skin cancer surgery, and melanoma symptoms. Use the search box at the top-right corner of the page to find information about other health topics.
Featured Skin Cancer Articles
Select a link from this list to read the article, or scroll down to see a short description of each article.
Descriptions of Featured Skin Cancer Articles
  • Skin Cancer
    Getting too much sun can increase your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at skin cancer, explaining what it is, why it occurs, how it is diagnosed, and more.
  • 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.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    The most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma grows slowly, and rarely spreads to other areas. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at basal cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skin Cancer Types
    The two most common skin cancer types, which this eMedTV article describes in detail, include basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Less common types discussed in this article include melanoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma.
  • 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.
  • Skin Cancer Treatment
    For people with skin cancer, treatment options may include surgery, topical chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. This eMedTV Web page discusses in detail the factors that affect treatment options and the importance of follow-up care.
  • Aldara
    Aldara is a medication applied directly on the skin two to five times weekly to treat various conditions. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of this prescription drug, including details on side effects, dosing tips, safety issues, and more.
  • Skin Cancer Prevention
    This eMedTV page offers a number of tips on preventing skin cancer. This article explains how to increase your protective factors (such as limiting exposure to UV radiation) and also discusses risk factors.
  • Causes of Skin Cancer
    This eMedTV article discusses the possible causes of skin cancer, including ultraviolet radiation from the sun or artificial sources, such as sunlamps or tanning beds. This article also offers tips to minimize the risk of developing the disease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Merkel cell carcinoma tends to develop on or just beneath the skin's surface and in the hair follicles. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this rare form of cancer, including symptoms, treatment options, and the chances of it metastasizing.
  • Causes of Melanoma
    This eMedTV article describes various potential causes of melanoma. While the exact causes are still unknown, risk factors for the condition include excessive sun exposure, a history of sunburns, and having more than 50 moles.
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
    This eMedTV article describes various types of skin cancer surgery in detail, such as excisional surgery, Mohs surgery, cryosurgery, laser surgery, dermabrasion, and grafts. Possible side effects and what to expect regarding scars are also discussed.
  • Solaraze
    Solaraze Gel is a prescription NSAID approved for treating precancerous patches on the skin. This eMedTV page explores this product in more detail, including information on possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and some general precautions.
  • 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.
Skin Cancer Presentations
Presentations are collections of articles about one topic.
More Skin Cancer Articles
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma to Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Causes of Melanoma to Chemotherapy for Melanoma
  • Chemotherapy for Skin Cancer to Intraocular Melanoma
  • Malignant Melanoma to Melanoma Prevention
  • Melanoma Questions to Melanoma Symptoms
  • Melanoma Treatment to Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma Information to Signs of Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer to Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Support to Skin Cancers
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Treatment of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.