Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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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.
Effective surgical treatment for melanoma can help patients diagnosed with this deadly cancer to live a long and healthy life.
Oropharyngeal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Pharyngeal cancer affects the back of the throat (pharynx), and oropharyngeal cancer affects the back of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate and part of the throat.
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.
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.
A disease caused by ultraviolet light that comes from the sun’s rays.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
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.
Functional MRI of the Brain
Functional magnetic resonance imaging is the most common type of brain imaging, lighting up parts of the brain while patients think or perform activities.
Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer
Brain cancer can be treated with targeted radiation therapy (also called radiosurgery), using Gamma Knife or conformal radiation tools.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Lymph nodes can be used to determine whether cancer has become metastatic, meaning it’s begun to spread from the original tumor site to other parts of the body.
Brain Tumor Treatment
Brain tumors can cause a wide range of symptoms, including memory loss, seizures and loss of motor control.
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.
Telomeres, which cap the ends of human chromosomes, may hold the key to understanding how humans age and develop diseases.
Metastatic Brain Tumors
When cancer cells from another organ spread to the brain, the result is called a metastatic brain tumor. This is the most common type of brain cancer.