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The American Cancer Society estimates that more than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. One in 39 Americans will develop melanoma, the most dangerous form of the disease.

But there is good news. Early detection, combined with a variety of effective treatment options can save lives. And, at Norton Cancer Institute, we've assembled a team of specialists devoted to helping diagnose, treat and cure all forms of skin cancers.

Detection

Most skin cancers can be cured if they are caught and treated before spreading to other parts of the body. That's why regular self exams and annual visits to a dermatologist are so important.

Treatment options

Skin cancer is diagnosed in severity, ranging from the earliest stages when the cancer is generally confined to one part of the body, to the latest stages when it has spread. Surgery is the usual method of treatment. Chemotherapy or radiation is occasionally used.

Clinical research

As part of our comprehensive service, Norton Cancer Institute gives patients the chance to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. A list of studies is available by contacting the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at (502) 629-5500.

Norton Healthcare is available to answer questions you may have on skin cancer. Call the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at 1-800-555-6772 or (502) 629-5500. Please mention that you were directed by the Nortonhealthcare.com site.

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