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Welcome to The Cancer Information Network
Introduction
   
Skin cancer is the most common malignant disease in the United States.  This year, about half million people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of the melanoma brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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" I am diagnosed with skin cancer. Where can I obtain answers to my questions?" - Get answers of your questions of melanoma from a board-certified oncologist. 

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General

Click Here for the Malignant Melanoma Guide of the Cancer Information Network

What You Need to Know about Skin Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute. Highly recommended for cancer patients and general public.

What You Need to Know about Melanoma  - Booklet details information about malignant melanoma, its diagnosis, and treatment.

Univ. of California at Davis: Basal Cell Carcinoma - Basal cell cancer is the most common type of skin cancer. Learn the disease from the Univ. of California at Davis Matrix website. Atlas of skin cancer are included.

An Introduction to Skin Cancer - The web page of South Seas Trading Company is very informative for skin cancer. Their product, the UV card, has not been tested by our Oncologist; however, the concept of UV prevention is recommended.

CancerBACUP: Understanding Cancer of Skin - This booklet has been written to help patients and general public understand more about cancer of the skin. It covers the two common types of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Skin Cancer: The Facts - A
concise but informative source provided by a skin cancer patient for information on this malignancy.

 

Diagnosis


Melanoma Center: Early Detection and Diagnosis - It is important to detect melanoma as early as possible. this article is written for general public and discusses the screening, early detection, and procedures for diagnosis of melanoma.

Skin Self-Exam for Melanoma Screening - Pictures of real melanomas define what to watch for on your own skin. These could be early warning signs of cancer as well as other unusual skin changes.

Personal Skin Cancer Risk Profile - To check your risk for skin cancer, go to this site and answer some simple questions.

AJCC Staging of Skin Cancer - Stage is the most important factor of prognosis. Clark staging system is one of the most widely used staging system for malignant melanoma

The Skin Site: Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Provides definition, diagnosis, treatment information, as well as atlas of the second most common cancer of human skin. 

The Skin Cancer Foundation: About Basal Cell Carcinoma - Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer. This summary details information on the cause, risk factors, and warning signs of this slow growing tumor.

The Biopsy Test Report: A Patient's Guide - Understand the nature of different types of biopsy and biopsy reports. Written by Edward O. Uthman, M.D., Diplomate, American Board of Pathology. 

 

Treatment

How is Skin Cancer Treated - Treatment information for cancer patients and general public.

How is Skin Cancer Treated - Details treatment information for healthcare professionals.

eMedicine: Basal Cell Carcinoma - Details information on the diagnosis and treatment of this malignancy. This review article was written for healthcare professionals, but it is also highly recommended to motivated patients and caregivers.

Center Watch: Clinical Trials for Skin Cancer - A  list of research projects and clinical trials for skin cancer treatment.  The list is arranged according to geographic locations.

Cancer Help UK: Treating Melanoma - Details the treatment information for different stages of malignant melanoma. 

Mohs Surgery Site - Provides information on Mohs surgery, a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer, with a cure rate of up to 99% for certain cancers.

Eyelid Reconstruction Mustarde Cheek Flap - for Basal Cell Carcinoma - Michael Bermant, MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon presents the details of a surgical procedure to treat the basal cell cancer of the eyelid. 
 
Support 

Environment News Network: Ozone depletion increases skin cancer risk  - News report on the severity of the ozone depletion and its effect on skin cancer development. 

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Forum - Patients and their families can discuss about the disease, its diagnosis and treatment, and psychosocial support at the Forum of the Cancer Information Network.

The Skin Cancer Foundation - The Skin Cancer Foundation is a national and international organization that is concerned exclusively with the world's most common malignancy -- cancer of the skin.

Golfer and Skin Cancer - An article from the American Cancer Society talks about why golfers should take precautions to protect against skin cancer. 

Skin Cancer Prevention Among Young People - The School Health Program Guidelines provided by the Center of Disease Control. 
 
Other

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (Mycosis Fungoides) Treatment - Mycosis Fungoides is an indolent lymphoma occurs in human skin. This review article provides information on the treatment of this uncommon cancer. 

Health Effects of Overexposure to the Sun - Provides a quick overview of the major health problems linked to overexposure to UV radiation, include skin cancer, premature aging, and immune system suppression.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma - Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin.

 

 
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At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
 
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
  Ask a Physician - From Mayo Health - Do you have specific questions or concerns? Click here to ask a specialist, or browse frequently asked questions about cancer.
  Web casts - Alphacancer provides  discussions between leading health professionals on a particular topic.  Currently available topics include breast cancer and colon cancer.

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