Melanoma, also called malignant melanoma, is a rare type of skin cancer. Melanoma is serious because the cancer can spread to other organs in the body. When cancer spreads it is known as metastasis. Melanoma can start in an existing mole but it can also develop in normal-looking skin.
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The growth in UK incidence rates over the past twenty years is a clear indication of the need for continuing public education on how to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer and how to detect the early signs. The Sunsmart campaign includes advice on winter sun and sun beds.
200 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every day in the UK, and melanoma is rising faster than any other type of deadly cancer. In as many as 4 out of 5 cases, skin cancer is a preventable disease. Taking care in the sun will help to protect you from skin cancer. Comprehensive information and advice available on website about skin cancer and Bowens Disease.
Killing Cancer charity is the home for PDT Photodynamic Therapy cancer treatment. The current list of ‘approved’ treatments includes skin cancer, pre-skin cancer and such things as Bowen’s disease. It is also approved to treat Barrett’s oesophagus, lung cancer and head and neck cancers. Click here to find your nearest NHS practitioner.