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How To Prevent Skin Cancer

Complete Guide to Preventing Skin Cancer. We all know enough to fear the name, just as we do the words tumor and malignant. But apart from that, most of us know very little at all about cancer, especially skin cancer in itself. If I were to ask you to tell me about skin cancer right now, what would you say? Apart from the fact that its a cancer on the skin, that is.

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How I Survived Malignant Melanom

By The Time You've Finished Reading How I Survived Melanoma Skin Cancer Seven Survivors Tell Their Stories. You'll Feel Like A New Person, with A New, More Positive Outlook! You will learn: 1. How do I know if I have melanoma? What are the signs and symptoms? I wanted to know why the doctor was so concerned when she looked at that little mole on my forearm. What was it that looked so sinister? How worried should I be? Was the doctor over-reacting? 2. What tests will the doctor carry out to see if I have melanoma? Will they be able to tell me on the spot if there is a problem? Or will I have to wait for days, fretting about whats going on? 3. How curable is melanoma? If they do tell me its melanoma, what exactly does that mean? Is it a death sentence? Will they tell me You have 12 months to live. Get your life in order and prepare for the worst.? 4. What are the stages of the disease? The reading Id done said that there were different stages of melanoma. What are the symptoms of each stage? What are the survival rates of each stage? If I had a later stage melanoma, wouldnt I know about it? Wouldnt I actually feel like I was sick? 5. How quickly does the disease progress or spread? Should I have gone to the doctor sooner? Id noticed the mole changing over about 3 months. Was this delay critical? 6. How is melanoma normally treated? Would I have to go through chemotherapy and radiation treatment? If so, for how long? What are the odds of curing the disease using these treatments? How extensive is any surgery likely to be? How big will the scars be? 7. What are the common side effects of the treatments? Would I lose my hair? Would I become sterile? What else could I expect? 8. What alternative treatments are available? Id heard of people going on special macro-biotic diets. Id seen lots of herbal remedies on the internet. Which of these are proven and documented, and which ones are snake oil? Is it possible to combine alternative treatments with surgical other western treatments? How do I find a doctor that is open to using both alternative and western treatments? 9. What are the latest treatments being developed, and who is carrying out clinical trials of these new treatments?

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182 Malignant Melanoma

Malignant melanoma is a tumour originating from the normal melanocytes within the skin which proliferate and transform into aggressive tumours. It is thought that genetic predisposition and exposure to ultraviolet radiation are the primary contributors to the development of the disease2. Malignant melanomas may begin as an existing mole nevus or arise de novo. Generally they present as dark pigmented skin lesions, expanding in size, but they may be ame-lanotic and thus red or pale in colour. The lesions may be painful, itch, bleed or ulcerate. Any suspicious skin changes necessitate investigation. Risk factors for malignant melanoma include fair skin, history of childhood sun exposure, episodic sunburn, living in a hot country, multiple nevi (moles) and family history. There are four main types of melanoma3 1. Superficial spreading melanoma most common, accounting for 70 of melanomas. These are common in the middle-aged population. They grow laterally and then vertically and are often...

Nonpregnancy Treatment And Care

Any person with a lesion suspicious of melanoma should be referred promptly by the primary care team for further assessment. Excision of a suspicious lesion is performed as a full-thickness skin biopsy with a 2-5 mm clinical margin of normal skin laterally and with a cuff of sub-dermal fat. This allows diagnosis and decisions regarding further treatment4. Following diagnosis a thorough physical examination is required to look for the presence of other possible melanomas and to assess the clinical stage of the disease. Most malignant melanomas are treated entirely with surgical removal. Early stage disease is treated with wide local excision with margins of normal tissue of 1-3 cm4. More advanced disease is difficult to treat and some treatments are intended to be palliative rather than curative. Possible treatments include lymph node dissection, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and interferon therapy6. Management of patients with malignant melanoma requires a multi-disciplinary team...

Preconception Issues And Care

Current opinion is that conception should be delayed for 23 years following treatment for malignant melanoma7. Whilst no evidence suggests that pregnancy affects the cancer or the chance of it recurring, recurrence rates are significantly higher in the two years following diagnosis. Women who have had an early-stage melanoma completely excised and have had no recurrence within 2-3 years are likely to be cured. The incidence of malignant melanoma is rising. It accounts for one-third of all new cancers in the 15-39 year age group6. Thirty-five percent of women with melanoma are of child-bearing age and the co-existence of melanoma and pregnancy although still rare is increasing8. There is no evidence that pregnancy affects the prognosis of malignant melanoma. The outcome of pregnancies associated with stage I melanoma is generally excellent9. Termination of pregnancy does not affect the prognosis and should not be routinely offered. Melanoma can, rarely, metastasise to the placenta. It...

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Cancer Research UK accessed 17-06-2007 2. Elwood J and Koh H 1994 Etiology, epidemiology, risk factors and public health issues of melanoma. Current Opinion in Oncology, 6 179-187 3. Buchan J and Roberts D 2000 Pocket Guide to Malignant Melanoma. Oxford Blackwell 4. Roberts DLL, Anstey AV, Barlow RJ, et al. 2002 UK guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 146 7-17 6. NICE 2006 Guidance on Cancer Services Improving Outcomes for People with Skin Tumours including Melanoma - The Manual. London National Institute for Clinical Excellence 8. Johnston SRD, Broadley K, Henson G, et al. 1998 A difficult case management of metastatic melanoma during pregnancy. British Medical Journal, 316 848 9. MacKie RM, Bufalino R, Morabito A, et al. 1991 Lack of effect of pregnancy on outcome of melanoma. For The World Health Organisation Melanoma Programme. The Lancet, 337(8742) 653-655 11. Anderson JF, Kent S and Machin GA 1989...