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Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
The term “nonmelanoma skin cancer” refers to any skin cancer that is not a melanoma skin cancer. The most common types of nonmelanoma skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The features below contain information about all types of skin cancer.

Detection and Diagnosis

Biopsy: What to Expect

Dermatologists Still Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings

Detection of Suspicious Lesion Improves with Family’s Help

Staging: The First Step in Treating Skin Cancer

What is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?


3 Habits Parents Should Encourage for a Lifetime of Healthier Skin

Dermatologists Encourage Sports Fans to "Be Sun Smart®"

How to Select Sunscreen - Dermatologists caution: Look at more than SPF

Skin of Color Needs Sun Protection


Athletes Face Tough Opponent: Skin Cancer

Can We Inherit Skin Cancers Other Than Melanoma?

How to Help a Dermatologist Assess Your Risk

Indoor Tanning: What You May Not Know

Laws Protect Minors from Tanning Beds

More Young Patients Hearing “You Have Skin Cancer”

Organ Transplant Increases Risk of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer: A Fact of Life in Skin of Color


Chemotherapy: What Every Patient Should Know

Clinical Trials: Is One Right for Me?

Early Treatment of Skin Cancer Recommended

Follow-up Care Essential After Treatment for Skin Cancer

Immunotherapy: What It is and How It Can Help Fight Cancer

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer because it can spread rapidly. If detected and treated before it reaches the lymph nodes, melanoma has a 99% cure rate. The features below contain information about melanoma only.

Melanoma: General

Four Types of Melanoma

Hidden Melanomas

Melanoma: How It Returns, Where It Spreads

Melanoma: Detection and Diagnosis

Biopsies Used to Detect the Spread of Melanoma

Common Pigment Changes

Dermoscope: A Device that Helps Spot Melanoma

Earliest Melanomas Found by Dermatologists

Genetic Testing for Melanoma has Limits

Melanoma Diagnosis Requires Biopsy

Melanoma in situ: What does this diagnosis mean?

Thin Melanoma: What does this diagnosis mean?

Melanoma: Patient Stories

The Dark Side of Tanning Beds: One Woman’s Story

Getting Burned by Tanning Beds

Melanoma Diagnosis: Stepping Stone for Miss Maryland

Winning Her Battle Against Stage III Melanoma

Melanoma: Risk

Melanoma Can Run in Families

Melanoma Survivors Have Increased Melanoma Risk

More Men Developing Melanoma

Who is Most at Risk for Melanoma?

Melanoma: Treatment

Melanoma: How It is Staged and Treated

Melanoma vaccine: How effective is it?

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Melanoma can begin in a mole.

Atypical Moles: How to Recognize


Biopsy Report Reads "Atypical Mole." What does that mean?


Moles in Children: What Parents Should Know



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