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QuickFACTS Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer [electronic resource] : What You Need to Know-NOW

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781604430394Series: QuickFACTSPublication details: Chicago : American Cancer Society, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781604431032
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: QuickFACTS Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer : What You Need to Know-NOWDDC classification:
  • 616.99 616.99477
LOC classification:
  • RC280 .S5 B364 2012
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; A Note to the Reader; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Your Skin Cancer; What Is Cancer?; What Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Normal Skin; Types of Skin Cancer; Basal Cell Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Less Common Types of Skin Cancer; Precancerous and Preinvasive Skin Conditions; Benign Skin Tumors; What Are the Key Statistics About Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Risk Factors and Causes; What Are the Risk Factors for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation; Fair Skin; Older Age; Male Gender; Exposure to Certain Chemicals
Can Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Be Found Early?Diagnosis and Staging; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Diagnosed?; Signs and Symptoms of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers; Medical History and Physical Examination; Skin Biopsy; Examining the Biopsy Samples; Lymph Node Biopsy; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Staged?; The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM System; Stage Grouping; Treatment; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Treated?; Surgery; Other Forms of Local Therapy; Radiation Therapy; Systemic Chemotherapy; Clinical Trials
Complementary and Alternative TreatmentsTreatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma; Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Treatment of Actinic Keratosis; Treatment of Bowen Disease; Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Your Medical Team; More Treatment Information; Questions to Ask; What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Skin Cancer?; After Treatment; What Happens After Treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Follow-up Care; Seeing a New Doctor; Lifestyle Changes to Consider During and After Treatment; Make Healthier Choices; Latest Research
Radiation ExposurePrevious Skin Cancer; Long- term or Severe Skin Infl ammation or Injury; Psoriasis Treatment; Xeroderma Pigmentosum; Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome; Reduced Immunity; Human Papilloma Virus Infection; Smoking; Do We Know What Causes Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Prevention and Detection; Can Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Be Prevented?; Limit Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation; Avoid Tanning Beds and Sunlamps; Protect Children from the Sun; Sun Exposure and Vitamin D; Avoid Harmful Chemicals; Learn More About Skin Cancer Prevention
What Is New in Research and Treatment of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?Basic Skin Cancer Research; Public Education; Preventing Genital Skin Cancers; Chemoprevention; Treatment; Resources; Additional Resources; More Information from Your American Cancer Society; National Organizations and Web Sites; References; Glossary; Index
Summary: Complete with the most up-to-date patient treatment guidelines, this medical guide covers every aspect of basal and squamous cell skin cancer, from what the risk factors are to the benefits of early diagnosis to living healthily after treatment. Critical questions to ask the health care team are provided, as is an advanced dictionary of cancer-related terms. This pocket-sized reference aims to raise public awareness of skin cancer to promote early detection and emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed and play an active role in planning their own treatment.
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Cover; Copyright; A Note to the Reader; TABLE OF CONTENTS; Your Skin Cancer; What Is Cancer?; What Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Normal Skin; Types of Skin Cancer; Basal Cell Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Less Common Types of Skin Cancer; Precancerous and Preinvasive Skin Conditions; Benign Skin Tumors; What Are the Key Statistics About Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Risk Factors and Causes; What Are the Risk Factors for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation; Fair Skin; Older Age; Male Gender; Exposure to Certain Chemicals

Can Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Be Found Early?Diagnosis and Staging; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Diagnosed?; Signs and Symptoms of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers; Medical History and Physical Examination; Skin Biopsy; Examining the Biopsy Samples; Lymph Node Biopsy; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Staged?; The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM System; Stage Grouping; Treatment; How Are Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Treated?; Surgery; Other Forms of Local Therapy; Radiation Therapy; Systemic Chemotherapy; Clinical Trials

Complementary and Alternative TreatmentsTreatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma; Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Treatment of Actinic Keratosis; Treatment of Bowen Disease; Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Your Medical Team; More Treatment Information; Questions to Ask; What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Skin Cancer?; After Treatment; What Happens After Treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Follow-up Care; Seeing a New Doctor; Lifestyle Changes to Consider During and After Treatment; Make Healthier Choices; Latest Research

Radiation ExposurePrevious Skin Cancer; Long- term or Severe Skin Infl ammation or Injury; Psoriasis Treatment; Xeroderma Pigmentosum; Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome; Reduced Immunity; Human Papilloma Virus Infection; Smoking; Do We Know What Causes Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?; Prevention and Detection; Can Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers Be Prevented?; Limit Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation; Avoid Tanning Beds and Sunlamps; Protect Children from the Sun; Sun Exposure and Vitamin D; Avoid Harmful Chemicals; Learn More About Skin Cancer Prevention

What Is New in Research and Treatment of Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancers?Basic Skin Cancer Research; Public Education; Preventing Genital Skin Cancers; Chemoprevention; Treatment; Resources; Additional Resources; More Information from Your American Cancer Society; National Organizations and Web Sites; References; Glossary; Index

Complete with the most up-to-date patient treatment guidelines, this medical guide covers every aspect of basal and squamous cell skin cancer, from what the risk factors are to the benefits of early diagnosis to living healthily after treatment. Critical questions to ask the health care team are provided, as is an advanced dictionary of cancer-related terms. This pocket-sized reference aims to raise public awareness of skin cancer to promote early detection and emphasizes that all patients should be well-informed and play an active role in planning their own treatment.