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Treatments for Birthmarks

Although most birthmarks are harmless, some are large enough that they require treatment. Several types of treatment are used, depending upon the type, severity and location of the individual birthmark. What Types of Birthmarks Require Treatment? There are two types of birthmarks: vascular birthmark ... Continue Reading

Treatments for Birthmarks

Although most birthmarks are harmless, some are large enough that they require treatment. Several types of treatment are used, depending upon the type, severity and location of the individual birthmark. What Types of Birthmarks Require Treatment? There are two types of birth ... Continue Reading

Treatment of Hemangioma Birthmarks

Birthmarks in the form of hemangioamas are rather difficult to treat since these are vascular in nature. This means that hemangioamas have an underlying blood supply in the form of blood vessels. A hemangioama is essentially a benign tumor that creates a raised, lump-like formation on the skin. Hema ... Continue Reading

Treatment of Hemangioma Birthmarks

Birthmarks in the form of hemangioamas are rather difficult to treat since these are vascular in nature. This means that hemangioamas have an underlying blood supply in the form of blood vessels. A hemangioama is essentially a benign tumor that creates a raised, lump-like fo ... Continue Reading

What are Birthmarks?

Birthmarks are discolorations, lack of pigment or discoloration due to abnormal development of blood vessels. They appear on the skin shortly after birth. The cause of most birthmarks is unknown. Most birthmarks are harmless, but some are large or prominently placed, causing treatment to be desirabl ... Continue Reading

What are Birthmarks?

Birthmarks are discolorations, lack of pigment or discoloration due to abnormal development of blood vessels. They appear on the skin shortly after birth. The cause of most birthmarks is unknown. Most birthmarks are harmless, but some are large or prominently placed, causing ... Continue Reading

What are Hemangioma Birthmarks?

Birthmarks, typically appearing shortly after birth, are rarely a cause for concern. Many birthmarks disappear within the first few years of life. Others, though they do not disappear, do not cause any problems or discomfort. Hemangioma birthmarks, however, can sometimes cause health issues that req ... Continue Reading

What are Hemangioma Birthmarks?

Birthmarks, typically appearing shortly after birth, are rarely a cause for concern. Many birthmarks disappear within the first few years of life. Others, though they do not disappear, do not cause any problems or discomfort. Hemangioma birthmarks, however, can sometimes cau ... Continue Reading

4 Best Ways to Prevent Melanoma Skin Cancer

Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer and may be a fatal condition. The occurrence of melanoma has been linked to the exposure to sun, so reducing the exposure to sun may drastically reduce the chances of developing malignant melanomas. Even though melanomas may be treated if detected in a timely Continue Reading

4 Best Ways to Prevent Melanoma Skin Cancer

Melanoma is a common form of skin cancer and may be a fatal condition. The occurrence of melanoma has been linked to the exposure to sun, so reducing the exposure to sun may drastically reduce the chances of developing malignant melanomas. Even though melanomas may be treate ... Continue Reading

Cost of Melanoma Treatment

Early detection of melanoma may go a long way in not only successfully treating the disease, but also saving money in doing so. Melanoma may appear as a dark, flat mole with irregular borders, although it may take other shapes as well. This is a very serious type of skin cancer, although procedures ... Continue Reading

Cost of Melanoma Treatment

Early detection of melanoma may go a long way in not only successfully treating the disease, but also saving money in doing so. Melanoma may appear as a dark, flat mole with irregular borders, although it may take other shapes as well. This is a very serious type of skin can ... Continue Reading

Diagnosing Melanoma: What Is a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy?

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy or SLN Biopsy is usually done right after melanoma--a type of skin cancer--is diagnosed. An SLN biopsy is the best way to identify the stage of cancer or the extent of the melanoma. In the procedure, a sentinel lymph node is extracted and examined to find out if there is a Continue Reading

Diagnosing Melanoma: What Is a Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy?

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy or SLN Biopsy is usually done right after melanoma--a type of skin cancer--is diagnosed. An SLN biopsy is the best way to identify the stage of cancer or the extent of the melanoma. In the procedure, a sentinel lymph node is extracted and examined ... Continue Reading

Diagnosing Melanoma: What Is an Excision Biopsy?

Melanoma is a skin cancer that occurs as a skin lesion. The appearance of the skin lesion or mole may prompt a possible diagnosis; however, to confirm that the mole is malignant, the dermatologist needs to perform an excision biopsy. Suspicious Moles The first thing you need to do to determine if th ... Continue Reading

Diagnosing Melanoma: What Is an Excision Biopsy?

Melanoma is a skin cancer that occurs as a skin lesion. The appearance of the skin lesion or mole may prompt a possible diagnosis; however, to confirm that the mole is malignant, the dermatologist needs to perform an excision biopsy. Suspicious Moles The first thing you need ... Continue Reading

How Melanoma Skin Cancer Is Diagnosed

Among the many types of skin cancer, melanoma is one of the most common. Melanoma can be detected through the ABCDE mnemonic. However, given that many moles look harmless in the early stages, only a skin biopsy can confirm if the mole is indeed a melanoma. The ABCDE Mnemonic The ABCDE mnemonic is a ... Continue Reading

How Melanoma Skin Cancer Is Diagnosed

Among the many types of skin cancer, melanoma is one of the most common. Melanoma can be detected through the ABCDE mnemonic. However, given that many moles look harmless in the early stages, only a skin biopsy can confirm if the mole is indeed a melanoma. The ABCDE Mnemonic ... Continue Reading

Melanoma Prevention

A melanoma usually appears as a flat, dark mole with irregular borders. It may be lumpy or round and may change color. Some melanomas ooze, bleed or become crusted. It may take other shapes as well. Most melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, although other factors may p ... Continue Reading

Melanoma Prevention

A melanoma usually appears as a flat, dark mole with irregular borders. It may be lumpy or round and may change color. Some melanomas ooze, bleed or become crusted. It may take other shapes as well. Most melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, alt ... Continue Reading