What is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer occurs in several different forms. Skin cancer is usually caused by exposure to the sun for long periods of time and tanning beds. Symptoms depend on the type of skin cancer, but can include a bump on the skin with visible blood vessels, scaly skin, or brown asymmetrical lesions.

Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Common drug classes used to treat skin cancer are antifolates, microtubule inhibitors, antimetabolites, nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, EGFR inhibitors, immune response modifiers, and hedgehog pathway inhibitors.

Savings Tips for Skin Cancer

  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Skin Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antifolates 38 See Prices
Antimetabolites 29 See Prices
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 71 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Skin Cancer Drug Classes

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