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2018  |  Vol: 4(4)  |  Issue: 4 (July- August)  |
Skin cancer and role of herbal medicines

Pradeep Chauhan*

Institute of Professional Studies-College of Pharmacy, Gwalior (M.P.) 474007, India

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Dr. Pradeep Chauhan


Institute of Professional Studies-College of Pharmacy, Gwalior (M.P.) India


Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells and triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. This is an increasing problem as the lifestyle, habits and environment changes occur. Various treatments for malignant melanoma are available, but due to the development of multi-drug resistance, current or emerging chemotherapies have a relatively low success rates. This review emphasizes the importance of discovering new compounds that are both safe and effective against melanoma. Herbal Medicines are now significantly studied and use for the treatment of skin cancers worldwide.

Keywords: Skin cancer, carcinoma, Melanoma, herbal treatment

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