Monday, July 27, 2009

Treatment options for skin cancer

Recently had a Biopsy after examining your skin? Diagnosed with skin cancer? Don't be
afraid there are a lot of treatments out there. First and foremost, classify what type of skin
cancer you have. Is it nonmelanoma or melanoma. Nonmelanoma is not so dangerous
whereas melanoma can get very dangerous. Again if its nonmelanomma is it Basal or
Squamous? It is important to understand the types in order to get the correct treatment. Usually a surgery is
the number one choice for treatment and here is a good link that gives us details on the types of surgeries
performed for different types of skin cancer.

Medicines are rarely used to treat skin cancer as surgery is more common. However, medicines that may
be used are:Fluorouracil (5-FU), Imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara), Chemotherapy, Interferon, Tretinoin (Retin-A)
Details on these medications can be found in the link Skin Cancer,Nonmelanoma - Medications


  1. Very informative blog. I will make sure to use a sun screen when I am out.

  2. Do check out the Best Sun-Care Products recommended by Experts slideshow to learn more about how to use sunscreen



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