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A GUIDE TO SKIN CANCERS & PRECANCERS
- Updated, medically reviewed, patient-friendly information and advice.
- The latest FDA-approved treatments and link to our companion treatment glossary online (skincancer.org/treatments).
- A new special section on advanced skin cancers.
- A place to write notes in the back.
- Personalization space on back cover (perfect for practice contact information)
WHY WE CREATED THIS GUIDE
For more than 40 years, The Skin Cancer Foundation has been fighting the world’s most common cancer with medically reviewed content and programs that are trusted by millions. We empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. That’s why we created this guide: to help you understand the risks of skin cancer, spot potential skin cancers early, when they are most likely to be cured, and seek prompt, effective treatment.
Research has shown that most skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Indoor tanning exposes skin to artificial UV radiation and multiplies the risk. Any UV exposure damages the DNA in your skin cells, and that damage adds up throughout your life and can lead to skin cancer. Everyone is at risk of developing the disease. And if skin cancer isn’t diagnosed early, it can be serious, disfiguring, even life-threatening.
This brochure has vital information for you on:
- Precancerous actinic keratoses and atypical moles, which can develop into skin cancers or increase your risk of developing skin cancers.
- The most common types 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.
- The addition of Merkel cell carcinoma and a link to information on other rare skin cancers.
- Plus, a new section on advanced skin cancers and what to know and do if you are diagnosed with a skin cancer that has become advanced.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Actinic Keratoses
- Atypical Moles
- Skin Cancers
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Merkel Cell Carcinoma
- Advanced Skin Cancers
- The Importance of Follow-Up
NUMBER OF PAGES: 28
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2023
Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD
Anna C. Pavlick, DO