• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Is it melanoma?

May 18, 2018

a medical illustration of melanomaSlideshow: Identifying melanoma 
May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The exact cause of all melanomas isn't clear, but exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk. Melanoma often is curable if you find it early. These images and the ABCDE melanoma test can help you determine if an unusual mole or suspicious spot on your skin may be melanoma.

Diarrhea: Cancer-related causes and how to cope
Diarrhea is an unpleasant but common side effect of treatment for cancer and also may be caused by the cancer itself. And diarrhea can be more than an inconvenience for people with cancer. It sometimes can be a sign of something more serious. Here's what you need to know.

Palliative care: Symptom relief during illness 
Palliative care can provide pain and symptom relief; support; and coordinated, holistic care for people who have serious illnesses. Unlike hospice care, which is available only at the end of life, when curative or life-prolonging treatments have been stopped, palliative care is available at any stage of a serious or life-threatening illness. You don't have to be in hospice to receive palliative care. Learn more about the benefits of palliative care.

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