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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer arises due to the development of abnormal skin cells, which occurs because of mutations in the DNA. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States and is usually caused by exposure of the skin to the sun or other sources of ultraviolet radiation (such as tanning beds).

There are three main varieties of skin cancer: basal-cell cancer, squamous-cell skin cancer, and melanoma. It typically first appears in areas of sun-exposed skin, such as the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck chest and hands, but it may appear anywhere on the body.

Symptoms depend on the form of skin cancer, but common signs of the condition include irregular moles, bumps on the skin with visible blood vessels, scaly skin, and lesions on the skin. Among the factors that may increase the likelihood of skin cancer are a history of sunburns, fair skin, moles, family history of skin cancer, a weakened immune system, exposure to radiation, and exposure to certain toxic chemicals or substances.

Treatment of skin cancer may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and medication. Drug classes commonly used to treat the conditions include pyrimidine analogs, other antimetabolites antineoplastic agents, topical antivirals, other specific antirheumatics, other antineoplastic agents, taxanes, antineoplastic monoclonal antibodies, and other topical antineoplastics.

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Drugs Used To Treat Skin Cancer:

Other Specific Antirheumatics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Leukemia, Psoriasis, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
Other Specific Antirheumatics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Psoriasis, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Burkitt's lymphoma.
Taxanes
Commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Thrombocythemia.
Topical Antivirals
Commonly used to treat Actinic Keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, condylomata acuminata, skin cancer.

Drugs Related to Skin Cancer:

Other Specific Antirheumatics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Leukemia, Psoriasis, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
Other Specific Antirheumatics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Psoriasis, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Burkitt's lymphoma.
Taxanes
Commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Thrombocythemia.
Topical Antivirals
Commonly used to treat Actinic Keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, condylomata acuminata, skin cancer.
Pyrimidine Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Actinic Keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, skin cancer.
Antineoplastic Monoclonal Antibodies
Commonly used to treat Colon Cancer, head and neck cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer.
Pyrimidine Analogs
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Actinic Keratosis, Colon Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, basal cell carcinoma, colorectal cancer.
Other Topical Antineoplastics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, peritoneal effusion, pericardial effusion, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
Other Antimetabolites Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat Ovarian Cancer, head and neck cancer, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), skin cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia.
Taxanes
Commonly used to treat Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, head and neck cancer, gastric cancer, skin cancer, Stomach Cancer.
Other Topical Products Used In Viral Infections
Commonly used to treat Actinic Keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, condylomata acuminata, skin cancer.
Other Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer.
Other Antineoplastic Agents
Commonly used to treat basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer.

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