Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
177 Results Related to "Cancer of Skin"
Effective surgical treatment for melanoma can help patients diagnosed with this deadly cancer to live a long and healthy life.
An actinic keratosis (AK) appears as a small, pink, scaly patch on the skin. Raising the risk of skin cancer, AK is common and is caused by sun exposure.
Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
Mohs surgery, a precise technique for removing skin cancer, is used to treat melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma accounts for 80 percent of all skin cancers. The cause is damage to the DNA of cells in the epidermis, the top layer of the skin.
A disease caused by ultraviolet light that comes from the sun’s rays.
Photodynamic therapy uses blue fluorescent light (no surgery or needles) to eradicate precancerous cells caused by sun exposure.
Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
The second-most-common type of skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer is on the rise. With proper attention, it can be treated and usually cured.
Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer
Radiation therapy may be a treatment for skin cancer. It's usually used with other treatments as an alternative for surgery or for pain relief.
Photoaging (Sun Damage)
UV light hits skin unprotected by SPF, causing premature aging.
Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Sometimes a small and harmless-looking sore on the lips or mouth can be a sign of early oral cancer, so it’s important to visit your dentist or doctor to discuss.
Throat Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Throat cancer can affect either the pharynx or larynx, and there are a variety of different types, based on where the cancer is found.
Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and among the most aggressive of all cancers, but it can be cured if caught in the early stages.
If cancer runs in your family, or you are at high risk because of your age or other factors, talk to your doctor about cancer screenings.
Genomics and Cancer Treatment
Learning about a patient's unique genetic makeup so doctors can select effective, personalized treatments is the heart of genomic medicine.
Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Head and neck cancer treatment may involve radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Yale Medicine specialists use the latest treatment techniques.
Brachytherapy for Uterine Cancer
Yale Medicine offers advanced treatments, including brachytherapy, for women with uterine and endometrial cancers.
Cancer (oncologic) surgery is one of three main treatments for cancer along with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Malignant tumors are removed during open surgery.