Thousands of people are affected by this disease all over the world. It is a malignant neoplasm of the skin and if it is left unattended, it could prove to be fatal. It is noticed that the people who spend a great time in the sun are at a greater risk of developing skin cancer.
Generally two types of skin cancer are categorized by the doctors: non-melanoma and melanoma.
Melanoma is very rare and it is also very difficult to cure.
Skin cancer symptoms can be very easily detected. But it is always advised to be checked by a reputable dermatologist regularly to find out the symptoms. There are some symptoms and indicators that are easily noticed. It is very important to detect these symptoms before the cancer can spread throughout the body.
The early symptom of skin cancer is the growth of moles. To detect the early symptoms of skin cancer people should check out the moles of their body on a regular basis. If you notice any change in the size of your mole, you should see your dermatologist for a checkup.
Sometimes the removal of a particular mole can prevent any further problems.
Any changes in the skin can be a symptom of cancer. One of the most common skin cancer symptoms is a sore or growth in the skin that does not heal easily. Sometimes it is manifested in the form of lumps.
Normally these lumps are smooth, shiny and reddish in color. Sometimes a rough or scaly, flat red spot in the skin can be a symptom of cancer. It is advised that if you ever see any these types of changes in your skin, you should visit the doctor promptly.
At the same time it is also important to keep in mind that not all kinds of disorders in your skin are a symptom of cancer. So don’t be panicked about it. The best way is to visit a dermatologist regularly to be on the safe side.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of it. It appears as a sore or a waxy red bump on the skin. Another form is Squamous cell carcinoma. It also looks like red patch or lumps on the skin. Both of these types of cancer grow slowly but it can affect the tissues very rapidly.
A recent statistic shows that around 65,000 people worldwide die due to skin cancer in a single year. The most critical fact is that the number is increasing regularly.
It is not like that this disease is not treatable but the awareness among the people about this disease is very low. The study also reveals the fact that light skin toned people have high risk of acquiring skin cancer, but in some cases, dark-skinned people are also likely to develop it.
If non-melanoma skin cancer is detected at the earliest stage, treatment is normally successful. On the other hand, melanoma can prove to be fatal, if it is not diagnosed early and treatment is delayed.
by: Keyvan Nouri
publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional, published: 2007-11-06
sales rank: 1098599
price: $28.97 (new), $13.34 (used)
The ultimate all-in-one guide to diagnosing and treating skin cancer
A Doody’s Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!
4 STAR DOODY’S REVIEW!
“This excellent comprehensive book covers all types of skin cancer, their clinical presentation, the genetic alterations leading to particular tumors, and treatment. The clinical color photographs for the most part are of fine quality. The histology is shown side by side with the clinical findings. Shaded summary boxes highlight the salient points for those who wish a quick read through the book….Everyone will enjoy the thorough coverage of the diagnosis and management of skin cancer in this book. I highly recommend it be purchased by any physician caring for patients with skin cancer. The abundant illustrations are of high quality.”–Doody’s Review Service
“This all-inclusive textbook contains the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed information on any topic related to skin cancer….It could serve as the main resource for any physician for years to come.”–Perry Robins, MD, President, Skin Cancer Foundation (from the foreword)
Comprehensive in scope, yet precise in its approach, this superbly illustrated text is a must-have clinical companion for any dermatology practice. Skin Cancer carefully takes you through every important step in the diagnosis and clinical management of skin cancer conditions.
Skin Cancer begins with an incisive discussion of both normal and aging skin, and the incidences and causes of skin cancer. Next, you’ll get a thorough look at all types of skin cancer–followed by a section on treating cancer in various patient populations, including non-white populations, children, and pregnant women. The book concludes with in-depth sections on skin cancer prevention–covering critical topics such as skin cancer vaccines and chemoprevention of skin cancer–in addition to the medicolegal and economic issues related to skin cancer.
- The complete A-to-Z guide to skin cancer, offering a clear understanding of skin cancer epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, future directions, and medicolegal and psychosocial aspects
- More than 450 illustrations
- State-of-the-art coverage of biopsy techniques, dermoscopy and mole mapping, surgical excision, reconstructive surgery of eye lid cancers and skin cancer defects, and more
- Consistent outlines of chapters within a section that summarize chapter material
- Key points that introduce the start of each major section within a chapter
- Numerous easy-to-use tables and boxes
Cancer of the Skin: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2e
by: Darrell S. Rigel MD
publisher: Saunders, published: 2011-08-05
sales rank: 915626
price: $130.00 (new), $147.56 (used)
Highly Commended at 2012 BMA awards in Surgical Specialties Category.
Online and in print, Cancer of the Skin, edited by Drs. Rigel, Robinson, Ross, Friedman, Cockerell, Lim, Stockfleth, and Kirkwood, is your complete, multimedia guide to early diagnosis and effective medical and surgical treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers. Thoroughly updated with 11 new chapters, this broad-based, comprehensive reference provides you with the latest information on clinical genetics and genomics of skin cancer, targeted therapy for melanoma, the Vitamin D debate concerning the risks and benefits of sun exposure, and other timely topics. A new, multi-disciplinary team of contributors and editors comprised of leading experts in this field offers truly diverse perspectives and worldwide best practices. The complete text-including 900 full-color, downloadable images and 6 procedural videos-can be accessed online at www.expertconsult.com.
- Broaden your understanding of all aspects of skin cancer-from the underlying biology to clinical manifestations of the disease to diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment-with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, multimedia reference.
- See conditions as they appear in practice with guidance from detailed full-color images and step-by-step procedural videos.
- Stay current with the latest advancements and therapies! 11 new chapters cover clinical genetics and genomics of skin cancer, targeted therapy for melanoma, the Vitamin D debate concerning the risks and benefits of sun exposure, and other essential topics.
- Get truly diverse perspectives and worldwide best practices from a new, multi-disciplinary team of contributors and editors comprised of the world’s leading experts
Access the complete text online-including image bank and video library-at www.expertconsult.com
Diagnose skin cancer effectively using a multimedia reference with a multi-disciplinary approach and the latest content and techniques.
100 Questions & Answers about Melanoma & Other Skin Cancers
by: Edward F. McClay
publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., published: 2003-04
sales rank: 935822
price: $4.14 (new), $0.67 (used)
This book deals with skin cancer from a doctor’s and a patient’s perspective.
What You Need To Know About: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers
by: National Cancer Institute
sales rank: 475313
This booklet is for people diagnosed with the most common types of skin cancer like Melanoma, Basal cell skin cancer and Squamous cell skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Each year, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. Also, more than 2 million people are treated for basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer each year. Basal cell skin cancer is several times more common than squamous cell skin cancer. Learning about medical care for skin cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.
This booklet tells about, diagnosis and staging, treatment, follow-up care, how to prevent another skin cancer from forming, and how to do a skin self-exam.
Skin Cancer (USA Today Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders)
by: Connie Goldsmith
publisher: Twenty First Century Books, published: 2010-08
sales rank: 1573520
price: $24.58 (new), $14.26 (used)
Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer, and it affects people of all ages. Indeed, a headline from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, says, “Milder skin cancers [are] becoming more common among young [people]; consequences could lie ahead.” An estimated 8,650 people die each year from melanoma,
the deadliest form of skin cancer. The good news is that the vast majority of skin cancers can be completely cured if discovered early enough.
In this book, you’ll read case studies of people with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma and learn how these skin cancers develop. You’ll also discover the risk factors for skin cancer and information on how to prevent it, giving the facts you need to know to protect yourself, your friends, and your family from this most common of all cancers.
Sun Safety – Spotting skin cancer (5min 25sec)
Outdoor workers have a higher risk for developing skin cancer. This program will help this group learn the facts about skin cancer and find out ways to protect themselves. Through simple language and practical demonstration, outdoor workers will find out: • Who is at risk for skin cancer • When sun protection is needed • Safe, easy ways to protect against the sun • What skin cancers look like • What to do if a suspicious mole or spot is found For further information, visit: www.dermatology.ca/outdoorworkers
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