Prevention of Melanoma
Prevention of Melanoma:
Methods of prevention of Melanoma mentioned in various sources
includes those listed below.
This prevention information is gathered from various sources,
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Melanoma.
- Avoid sun exposure
- Avoid tanning salon exposure
- Avoid sun-sensitizing creams and medications
- Use sunscreen
- Cover skin areas with clothing
- Wear a hat
- Wear a shirt
- Wear sunglasses
- Regularly self-examine skin
- Regular skin exam by a doctor
- Surgical mole removal
Medical news about treatments for Melanoma
These medical news articles may be relevant to Melanoma treatment:
Cure Research for Melanoma
The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned
in various sources for Melanoma includes:
Clinical Trials for Melanoma
Some of the clinical trials for Melanoma include:
- Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - filgrastim-fetal liver tyrosine kinase-3 fusion protein,gp100 antigen,MART-1 antigen,Montanide ISA-51,tyrosinase peptide
- Pyrazoloacridine in Treating Patients With Metastatic Skin or Eye Melanoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - pyrazoloacridine
- Gene Therapy and Ganciclovir in Treating Patients With Stage IV Melanoma - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - adenovirus RSV-TK,ganciclovir
- Vaccine Therapy With or Without Interleukin-12 in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - gp100 antigen,interleukin-12,Montanide ISA-51,tyrosinase peptide
- Vaccine Therapy in Treating Patients With Metastatic Melanoma - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - Montanide ISA-51,Montanide ISA-51/peptide 946 melanoma vaccine,Montanide ISA-51/peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate,peptide 946 melanoma vaccine,peptide 946-tetanus peptide conjugate melanoma vaccine,QS21,tetanus peptide melanoma vaccine
- more clinical trials...»
Curable Types of Melanoma
Possibly curable or rare types of Melanoma include:
Rare Types of Melanoma:
Some rare types of Melanoma include:
- Desmoplastic melanoma
- Lentigenous melanoma
- Malignant blue nevus
- Melanoma arising in a giant congenital nevus
- more rare types...»
Latest Treatments for Melanoma
Some of the more recent treatments for Melanoma include:
Treatments for Melanoma
Treatments to consider for Melanoma may include:
Prevention of Melanoma:
Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)
The most powerful weapons against melanoma are therefore 1) prevention, by using protective clothing and sun screen and 2) early detection, by recognizing changes in skin growths or the appearance of new growths.
(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
Skin Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)
Skin care doctors (dermatologists) recommend that everyone do a
self-exam of the skin to look for changes, and a monthly mole self-exam.
This includes looking at the skin on your whole body, even your scalp, the
soles of your feet, between your toes, and on the palms of your hands.
People between the ages of 20 and 39 should have a complete skin exam by a
health care provider every three years. People over the age of 40 should
have a complete skin exam by a health care provider every year. (Source: excerpt from Skin Cancer: NWHIC)
Skin Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)
How can I reduce the chances that I will get skin cancer?
(Source: excerpt from Skin Cancer: NWHIC)
What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI (Excerpt)
To help reduce the risk of skin cancer caused by UV
radiation, it is best to reduce exposure to the midday sun
(from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Another simple rule is to avoid
the sun when your shadow is shorter than you are.
Wearing a broad-brimmed hat, UV-absorbing sunglasses,
long pants, and long sleeves offers protection. Many doctors
believe that in addition to avoiding the sun and wearing
protective clothing, wearing a sunscreen
(especially one that reflects, absorbs, and/or scatters both
types of ultraviolet radiation) may help prevent some forms
of skin cancer. Sunscreens are rated in strength according
to a sun
protection factor (SPF). The higher the SPF, the
more sunburn protection is provided. Sunscreens with an SPF
of 12 through 29 are adequate for most people, but
sunscreens are not a substitute for avoiding the sun and
wearing protective clothing. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)
Prevention Claims: Melanoma
Information on prevention of Melanoma comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Melanoma prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.
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