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5. Skin Cancer

Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, if diagnosed and treated early, will be cured. If not, all three types of skin cancer—melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma—can be disfiguring and/or deadly.
Melanoma
Melanoma

2. Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Skin Cancer

The three most common forms of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, and the number of Americans who get one or more types of skin cancer continues to increase.
Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of

Melanoma Stages: Take These Precautions to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma Stages: Take These Precautions to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the deadliest of all types of skin cancer, yet the cure rate, with early detection and treatment, is 99 percent. Unfortunately, too many people delay treatment and are gradually moving closer to higher melanoma stages, even when they know they have a potentially life-threatening disease.

The lifetime risk of getting

Immunotherapy: Cancer’s Newest Enemy

It is widely recognized that the immune system is capable of stopping the growth of cancer. But some cancer cells are smart and can hide from the immune system by mutating and sending false signals. They can also manipulate surrounding cells to produce substances that suppress the immune system, allowing

Advances in Immunotherapy

Significant inroads over the last five to 10 years in tumor immunology are unparalleled in clinical oncology, specifically, using the body’s own immune system to fight the disease.
In some immunotherapies, proteins called antibodies are lab-made to target certain proteins that encourage cancer cells’ growth. In binding to these proteins, the

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

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