Medicine, Cancer: Inflammatory Cure

MEDICINE

CANCER

Cancer of a single small area of the skin is usually not a serious disease —X rays and surgery have achieved a cure rate of at least 98%. Yet all skin cancer cannot be lightly dismissed. Each year it claims 80,000 new victims and causes 4,000 deaths in the U.S., largely because some forms are highly malignant and remain virtually incurable. To make matters worse, the easily curable forms sometimes recur in numbers, and if they are not removed, they, too, be come lethal. For patients who have many superficial skin cancers,...

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