• cancer
  • The summary also contains information about interventions that may influence the risk of developing skin cancer in individuals who may be genetically susceptible to these syndromes. (oncolink.org)
  • This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the genetics of skin cancer. (oncolink.org)
  • This executive summary reviews the topics covered in this PDQ summary on the genetics of skin cancer, with hyperlinks to detailed sections below that describe the evidence on each topic. (oncolink.org)
  • Melanoma is less common than nonmelanoma skin cancer, but 5% to 10% of all melanomas arise in multiple-case families and may be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. (oncolink.org)
  • Several genes and hereditary syndromes are associated with the development of skin cancer. (oncolink.org)
  • Risk-reducing strategies for individuals with an increased hereditary predisposition to skin cancer are similar to recommendations for the general population, and include sun avoidance, use of sunscreen, use of sun-protective clothing, and avoidance of tanning beds. (oncolink.org)
  • Nails
  • Many conditions affect the human integumentary system-the organ system covering the entire surface of the body and composed of skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands. (wikipedia.org)
  • dermis
  • The dermis contains two vascular networks that run parallel to the skin surface-one superficial and one deep plexus-which are connected by vertical communicating vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • mucous
  • Therefore, most current textbooks present a classification based on location (for example, conditions of the mucous membrane), morphology (chronic blistering conditions), etiology (skin conditions resulting from physical factors), and so on. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis
  • If clinical examination is in question, a skin biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Diagnosis of many conditions often also requires a skin biopsy which yields histologic information that can be correlated with the clinical presentation and any laboratory data. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases
  • While only a small number of skin diseases account for most visits to the physician, thousands of skin conditions have been described. (wikipedia.org)
  • usually
  • It usually occurs as small pearly nodules or plaques on the face of an older adult, particularly on a sun-exposed area of someone with fair skin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • common
  • Because the periocular region is rich in this type of gland, this region is a common site of origin. (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • In contrast, during a marathon race, sweat gland stem cells remain largely dormant, and glandular output rather than tissue expansion accounts for the 3 liters of sweat our body needs. (thefreedictionary.com)