Skin Cancer and UV Radiation

Skin Cancer and UV Radiation

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This book provides a detailed review of the field of skin cancer and UV radiation and is an excerpt of the International Congress on Skin Cancer and UV Radiation held in Bochum/Germany in October 1996. After presenting the basic aspects of UV radiation and its effect on human skin, the reader is introduced to various fields relating to skin cancer and sun light: risk factors, prevention, sun protection, screening, and diagnostics of skin cancer. Finally, different skin cancer therapies and treatment modalities are presented, compared, and discussed. The book also covers the field of photobiology and phototherapy by giving an overview of the basic aspects as well as the latest results in research and clinical medicine.Many who are aware of the damaging effects of the sun, are switching to what appears to be a less dangerous alternative: the solarium. It would, however, be an illusion to assume that solariums do not entail any kind of cancer risks. There isanbsp;...

Title:Skin Cancer and UV Radiation
Author:Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann, Markus Stücker
Publisher:Springer Verlag - 1997-01-01


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