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A GUIDE TO SKIN CANCERS AND PRECANCERS
- Updated patient-friendly text
- Companion online treatment glossary (skincancer.org/treatments)
- Personalization space on back cover (perfect for practice contact information)
BROCHURE OPENING TEXT
At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we see our most crucial roles as helping you understand the risks of skin cancer, letting you know everything you can do to avoid the disease and showing you how to spot potential skin cancers at an early stage, when they are almost always curable. That’s why we created this comprehensive guide for you.
Did you know that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays causes more than 90 percent of all skin cancers? All that sun damage adds up throughout your life. For that reason, everyone, no matter their age, sex, race or skin color, is at risk of developing the disease. Tanning beds multiply this risk. And if skin cancer isn’t diagnosed early, it can be serious, disfiguring, even life-threatening.
This brochure has vital information for you on the three most common forms of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma), including what they look like, what their dangers are and the many ways to treat them. We also introduce you to two types of precancers (actinic keratoses and atypical moles) that can turn into skin cancers or increase your risk of developing skin cancers.
Be sure to review our sun safety advice on last page, too, because preventing skin cancer is the best strategy of all.
BROCHURE TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Actinic Keratoses
- Atypical Moles
- Skin Cancers
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- The Importance of Follow-Up
- Preventing Skin Cancer
NUMBER OF PAGES: 24
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2019
Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD
Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD