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Unformatted text preview: changing in shape, size, or color, then I would have them checked out by a doctor. If the doctor is concerned, he may refer you to a skin doctor, which is a dermatologist. A small sample of the skin may be token to confirm if there is cancer present. The Treatment can be: treatment for melanoma can usually involves excision that is cutting out of the area that has the melanoma. If the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the nodes may have to be removed. In some cases, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be used, however, side effects of this can include hair loss, nausea and vomiting and a loss of appetite. There are supports groups like: the American Cancer Society toll free on 1-800-ACS-2345 or alternatively, the national cancer institute on 1-800-422-6237. Diagram of the skin. Retrieved January 9 2009, from American Cancer Society. Website: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_2_1X_What_is _melanoma_skin_cancer_50.asp?sitearea=...
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2010 for the course HCA 220 taught by Professor Hca220 during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
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