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Just Another Sign of Aging, or an Underlying Medical Condition?
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AgingSkinNet, American Academy of Dermatology - A chart is given with signs and symptoms of lesions or changes to skin and possible medical causes. AgingSkinNet, American Academy of Dermatology - A chart is given with signs and symptoms of lesions or changes to skin and possible medical causes. Show less
Skin Care and Aging
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National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - This article touches on the changes to our skin with age, including dry skin, bruises, wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Tips on maintaining healthy skin are included. National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - This article touches on the changes to our skin with age, including dry skin, bruises, wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Tips on maintaining healthy skin are included. Show less
What is Skin Cancer?
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SkinCancerNet, American Academy of Dermatology - This page provides a brief discussion of the types of skin cancer, causes and why skin cancer rates are rising. SkinCancerNet, American Academy of Dermatology - This page provides a brief discussion of the types of skin cancer, causes and why skin cancer rates are rising. Show less
Skin Cancer and Skin of Color
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Skin Cancer Foundation - This is an excellent article that stresses the importance of skin cancer prevention and diagnosis in people of color. Skin Cancer Foundation - This is an excellent article that stresses the importance of skin cancer prevention and diagnosis in people of color. Show less
Sunlight and Your Eyes
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Skin Cancer Foundation - Information is given on skin cancers of the eyelids, conjunctival cancers, intraocular melanoma and other eye disorders caused by sun exposure. Skin Cancer Foundation - Information is given on skin cancers of the eyelids, conjunctival cancers, intraocular melanoma and other eye disorders caused by sun exposure. Show less
Not All Age-spots are Harmless (Slideshow)
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AgingSkinNet, American Academy of Dermatology - The slideshow discusses age spots, actinic keratoses, and seborrheic keratoses. AgingSkinNet, American Academy of Dermatology - The slideshow discusses age spots, actinic keratoses, and seborrheic keratoses. Show less
What Skin Cancer Looks Like
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SkinCancerNet, American Academy of Dermatology - Photographs are shown of common types of skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinom...Show more SkinCancerNet, American Academy of Dermatology - Photographs are shown of common types of skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, as well as several rare types of skin cancer. Images of Actinic keratoses (AK) which can lead to skin cancer are also included. Show less
Understanding UVA and UVB
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Skin Cancer Foundation - This site presents a good discussion of UVA rays the chief cause of tanning (skin damage) and UVB rays the chief cause of skin re...Show more Skin Cancer Foundation - This site presents a good discussion of UVA rays the chief cause of tanning (skin damage) and UVB rays the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn. It also discusses sun protection factor numbers and ingredients in sunscreens. Show less
Skin Cancer Facts
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Skin Cancer Foundation - Includes statistics on all types of skin cancers, how they affect men and women, and different ethnic groups. Also covered are pediatric skin cancer, indoor tanning, and melanoma. Skin Cancer Foundation - Includes statistics on all types of skin cancers, how they affect men and women, and different ethnic groups. Also covered are pediatric skin cancer, indoor tanning, and melanoma. Show less
Dysplastic Nevi: Atypical Moles and Risk of Melanoma
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Skin Cancer Foundation - This is an excellent discussion, with photographs, about dysplastic nevi, normal moles and when moles become melanoma. Skin Cancer Foundation - This is an excellent discussion, with photographs, about dysplastic nevi, normal moles and when moles become melanoma. Show less
Actinic Keratosis and Other Pre-cancers
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Skin Cancer Foundation - This site explains what actinic keratosis is, how to recognize it, treatments and prevention. Skin Cancer Foundation - This site explains what actinic keratosis is, how to recognize it, treatments and prevention. Show less
What You Need to Know about Melanoma
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - This online booklet discusses risks and prevention, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and follow up care. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - This online booklet discusses risks and prevention, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and follow up care. Show less
Melanoma
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Mayo Clinic - This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for melanoma and stages of melanoma. Mayo Clinic - This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for melanoma and stages of melanoma. Show less
Skin Cancer
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Mayo Clinic - An overview about common skin cancers. Mayo Clinic - An overview about common skin cancers. Show less
Skin Cancer: Basal and Squamous Cell
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - This detailed guide describes types, causes, diagnosis, treatments, statistics, and more about ...Show more National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health - This detailed guide describes types, causes, diagnosis, treatments, statistics, and more about these non-melanoma skin cancers. Includes Basal cell carcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma, and the less common Merkel cell carcinoma, Kaposi sarcoma, Cutaneous (skin) lymphoma, Skin adnexal tumors, and some sarcomas Show less
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A good review of this condition, other types of eczema, what makes it worse, and how it is treated. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health - A good review of this condition, other types of eczema, what makes it worse, and how it is treated. Show less
Contact Dermatitis
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EczemaNet, American Academy of Dermatologists - A good discussion of this common condition, including signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. EczemaNet, American Academy of Dermatologists - A good discussion of this common condition, including signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. Show less
Stasis Dermatitis
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EczemaNet, American Academy of Dermatologists - This type of dermatitis usually develops in people who are middle aged or older and affects the lower legs. EczemaNet, American Academy of Dermatologists - This type of dermatitis usually develops in people who are middle aged or older and affects the lower legs. Show less
Seborrheic Keratoses
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American Academy of Dermatology - Lesions known as seborrheic keratoses become more common with age. This site discusses the causes, identification and treatment options as well as what seborrheic keratoses are not. American Academy of Dermatology - Lesions known as seborrheic keratoses become more common with age. This site discusses the causes, identification and treatment options as well as what seborrheic keratoses are not. Show less
Itchy Skin (Pruritus)
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Mayo Clinic - Itchy skin is a common problem as we age. This site provides a brief discussion of common conditions which causes itchy skin, diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic - Itchy skin is a common problem as we age. This site provides a brief discussion of common conditions which causes itchy skin, diagnosis and treatment. Show less
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