Skin Cancer News

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3/23/2017
Bavencio Approved for Rare Skin Cancer

First sanctioned treatment in U.S. for aggressive tumor

3/3/2017
More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

3/2/2017
Skin Diseases Take Big Slice Out of America's Health, Economy

The sometimes deadly conditions cost $75 billion in 2013, report says

3/2/2017
Some Melanoma Survivors Still Seek Out the Sun

1 in 5 had suffered a sunburn in the past year, study finds

3/2/2017
Melanoma and Sun Exposure

Nearly 20 percent of melanoma survivors admit getting a sunburn after diagnosis, new study finds.

2/28/2017
Indoor Tanning: A Big Financial Hit to U.S. Health Care

Skin cancers from UV light in devices totalled $343 million in 2015 alone, researchers say

2/20/2017
Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma's Return

Patient-detected symptoms were most common way of detecting return of deadly skin cancer, study finds

1/19/2017
Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths: FDA

Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns

1/18/2017
Men: Here Are Ways to Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin

Avoiding the sun and choosing products best suited to your skin type are key, dermatologist advises

1/13/2017
Many College Women Ignore Indoor Tanning's Risks

7 out of 10 surveyed overlook connection to skin cancer

12/29/2016
Melanoma Rates Rise in Some States, Fall in Others

Local sun-safety campaigns may be key to progress against the deadly skin cancer, researchers say

12/21/2016
U.S. Melanoma Rate Is Rising, Study Finds

1 in every 54 Americans will develop invasive form of the skin cancer in their lifetime

12/14/2016
A Little Training Helps Couples Ease Into Skin Cancer Checks

Study finds the potentially life-saving routine can be done with trust, and without embarrassment

12/7/2016
Alcohol and Skin Cancer

Can drinking alcohol increase your risk of melanoma skin cancer?

12/6/2016
Keeping Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives, Study Says

FDA proposal aims to protect younger people from skin cancer

12/1/2016
Could White Wine Boost Your Melanoma Risk?

Large study ties a daily glass to a slightly elevated rate of the deadly skin cancer

11/25/2016
8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

11/23/2016
Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

RoxP may fight cell damage that could lead to skin cancer, psoriasis and other skin disorders, researcher says

11/10/2016
'Tailoring' Skin Exams May Boost Melanoma Detection

Certain groups should start screening earlier, study suggests

11/3/2016
Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks

New report describes two melanoma patients who died of heart trouble after first doses of immunotherapy drugs

10/12/2016
Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer

Researchers conclude most are in denial about the health risks

9/21/2016
Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

8/19/2016
Survey Finds Support for Limits on Indoor Tanning

But young women in Washington, D.C., who use tanning salons oppose a total ban

8/2/2016
Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study

Tanning salon use showed little change after 2013 ban, and rose among N.J. high school boys

7/29/2016
7/26/2016
U.S. Panel Says Evidence 'Insufficient' to Recommend Skin Cancer Screenings

But dermatology experts disagree and worry opportunities to save lives will be missed

7/19/2016
Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study

Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

7/12/2016
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?

Rise in odds for the disease equivalent to 21 more years of sun, new research suggests

6/29/2016
For Better Skin Cancer Checks, Partner Up

Melanoma survivors benefited when they and a loved one got training in spotting malignancies, study found

6/17/2016
Skin Cancer in Unusual Spots

Why it's so important to check the bottom of your feet for unusual spots.

6/15/2016
Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

Deadly melanoma is rare on feet, but often advanced when diagnosed

6/14/2016
Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers say skin cancer in these patients is likely due to more sun exposure

5/27/2016
6 Sun Safety Tips for 'Don't Fry Day'

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention reminds you to avoid unprotected sun exposure

5/23/2016
Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth

'Black salve' made FDA's fake cancer cures list

5/19/2016
'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer

Researchers hope their discovery will lead to preventive drugs

5/19/2016
Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

Keytruda also seen prompting remission in 1 in 6 cases

5/17/2016
Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but experts point out that shuteye promotes healthy immune function

5/12/2016
How Your Car Side Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes

Many don't offer enough protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, study finds

5/11/2016
Health Tip: Identifying an Ordinary Mole

Here's how one should look

4/28/2016
Some Smart Yet Easy Ways to Shield Yourself From Skin Cancer

Dermatologist offers advice on how to prevent, detect any abnormalities

4/19/2016
Drug Shows Promise Against Rare, Aggressive Skin Cancer

Research suggests IV med might benefit patients with Merkel cell carcinoma

4/18/2016
Drug Seems to Extend Survival for Advanced Melanoma Patients

One-third of study participants lived 5 years or more after starting treatment

4/18/2016
Sunscreen Delays Melanoma in Mice, Researchers Say

Study results suggest scientists can use mice to find better ways to prevent deadly skin cancer in humans

4/6/2016
Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun Exposure

Variant of gene linked to skin pigmentation tied to higher chance of deadly skin cancer in study

3/4/2016
New Tests May Help Combat Melanoma, Expert Says

Doctors now have genetic and molecular tools for diagnosing the deadly skin cancer

3/2/2016
Study Questions Link Between Multiple Moles, Risk for Melanoma

Research suggests people with many of the blemishes not necessarily at higher risk for the cancer

2/16/2016
Study Pushes 'More Is More' Approach to Shielding Kids From the Sun

Protective swim shirt, text reminders some ways to help reduce children's skin cancer risk

1/27/2016
Melanoma Strikes Earlier If Indoor Tanning Begins in Teens: Study

Findings support ban on tanning beds, researcher says

1/20/2016
During Pregnancy, Skin Cancer May Be Deadlier: Study

Pregnancy hormones may fuel melanoma, researchers say

1/13/2016
New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say