Melanoma in Children: Be Aware of ABCD and Especially E

Symptoms of melanoma may be handily identified alphabetically: Asymmetry—The shape of one half doesn’t match the other half. Border—The edges are irregular and often ragged, notched or blurred in outline. The pigment may spread into the surrounding skin. Color—It is uneven, and shades of black, brown and tan may be […]

Is It a Mole or Melanoma? Ask an Expert

Pay attention — particularly if you are a mole-y person with dozens of moles, especially funny looking irregular ones all over the place. You may have a condition called “dysplastic nevus syndrome” or “familial atypical multiple mole-melanoma syndrome,” which makes you more likely to develop melanoma.  Nevus is the fancy […]

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer today with about one million new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. The good news is that nearly 90 percent of skin cancers are preventable. If caught early, most are highly curable. For these reasons, it’s important […]

Skin Cancer Facts

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It covers the internal organs and protects them from injury, serves as a barrier to germs such as bacteria, and helps prevent fluid loss. The skin helps control body temperature and gets rid of certain body wastes. Cells in the skin […]

Skin Cancer

What are basal and squamous cell skin cancers? To understand basal and squamous cell skin cancers, it helps to know about the normal structure and function of the skin. Normal skin The skin is the largest organ in your body. It does many different things: Covers the internal organs and […]