Skin Cancer News

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10/2/2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests

Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis

9/4/2013
Docs Rarely Discuss Sunscreens With Patients, Study Finds

That's true even when the patient has a prior history of skin cancer

8/30/2013
Many Hispanics Don't Check for Skin Cancer: Study

Lack of awareness that they can get the disease plays a part in the trend, researchers say

8/22/2013
Research Gets to Root of Redheads' Higher Melanoma Risk

Gene mutation tied to ginger tresses may also play role in promoting cancer, mouse study suggests

8/19/2013
Many Teen Girls Using Tanning Beds: Report

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a 'healthy glow'

8/9/2013
Pictures May Help Encourage Skin Cancer Self-Exams

Study found images more motivating than text descriptions alone

8/8/2013
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Melanoma?

Sun exposure and use of tanning booths increase your chances

8/5/2013
Scientists ID Molecule Behind Sunburn Pain

Finding could lead to better sunblock products, researchers say

8/2/2013
Health Tip: Check for Skin Cancer

Look for any abnormalities or changes

7/31/2013
Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say

Case studies show it can happen, and dermatologists say people should keep moles free of ink

7/11/2013
Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise in Study

'Personalized immunotherapy' may one day treat late-stage skin cancer

6/28/2013
Melanoma May Return Years Later in Some

But study also found those patients were less likely to die than those with early recurrence

6/26/2013
Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

White males made up about 40 percent of deadly skin cancer patients, but more than 63 percent of deaths

6/21/2013
Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits, Doctors Warn

Tanning beds, organ transplants and smoking among additional risk factors

6/21/2013
Oregon Woman Tans Her Way to a Melanoma Diagnosis

She now blogs about her experience and how she has learned to accept her natural skin color

6/7/2013
Experts Dispel Common Melanoma Myths

Think you're safe because your skin rarely burns?

6/3/2013
Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study

After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia

6/3/2013
Experimental Drug Shows Benefits Against Melanoma in Early Study

Lambrolizumab activates body's immune system to kill cancerous cells, researchers say

6/3/2013
Immune-Based Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

In preliminary trial, nivolumab shrank tumors in 30 percent of tough-to-treat patients

5/30/2013
Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

5/29/2013
New Drugs, Diagnostic Approved for Advanced Melanoma

This cancer is leading cause of death from skin disease

5/26/2013
As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

Sun protection, regular skin checks help lower your risk

5/20/2013
Revised Sunscreen Labels Should Help Consumers Make Wiser Choices

New survey finds 1 in 7 products still claim an 'SPF' rating of 50 or higher

5/16/2013
New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

5/15/2013
Cancer Patients May Face Higher Bankruptcy Odds

Washington state study found a nearly tripled risk, with younger adults most vulnerable

5/15/2013
Some Types of Skin Cancer Linked to Lower Chances of Alzheimer's

A weak immune response might allow skin cancer but protect brain from inflammation, expert suggests

5/10/2013
Look for New, Improved Sunscreen Labels

Choosing effective sun protection should be easier now, experts say

5/9/2013
Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

Dermatologists say redheads must take extra care to check skin, avoid sun

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

4/30/2013
For Some Seniors With Skin Cancer, Surgery Not Always Best Choice

Risk of complications may outweigh benefits for frail elderly who do not have melanoma, study suggests

4/23/2013
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers Tied to Risk for Other Cancers

Findings come from two large, long-term studies of U.S. health professionals

4/17/2013
Among Hispanics, Risky Sun Exposure Varies by Language Spoken: Study

English-speaking adults less likely to protect themselves, researchers find

4/8/2013
More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds

And 2 percent continue to use tanning beds, researchers report

4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

3/13/2013
Lymphoseek Approved to Help Locate Lymph Nodes

Among people with certain cancers

3/11/2013
Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for Deadly Skin Cancer in Women

Large study found up to 30 percent reduced odds of developing melanoma

3/1/2013
Gel Manicures Durable, But Can Cause Lasting Problems

Dermatologist says use this nail treatment in moderation and learn about associated risks

3/1/2013
Tattoos Can Pose Health Hazards, Doctor Warns

Industrial inks, poor skin placement may lead to variety of problems

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/1/2013
Certain Skin Cancers More Common in HIV-Positive People

Large study found higher rates of squamous cell, basal cell carcinomas

1/16/2013
Smartphone Apps for Skin Cancer Risk Aren't Reliable, Study Finds

They could delay people seeking medical advice on possible melanoma lesions, researchers say

1/10/2013
Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan: Study

Practice could make them more susceptible to skin cancer, researchers say

1/7/2013
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

1/3/2013
Stem Cell Technology May Help Rejuvenate Immune Cells

Manipulation of aging T-cells might help them defend against diseases such as HIV and cancer, researchers say

12/21/2012
Pain Intensity May Help Differentiate 2 Skin Cancers

Both squamous cell and basal cell cause itch, but pain more common with squamous, study finds

12/17/2012
Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study

Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability

12/6/2012
UV Nail Lamps Don't Appear to Cause Skin Cancer

Typical 10-minute exposure in lamps used at salons or home is likely safe, researchers say

11/3/2012
New Video Demonstrates Skin Cancer Self-Exam

Steps include using mirror to check back of head, scalp

10/31/2012
Redheads May Face Higher Risk of Melanoma, Even Without Sun Exposure

Study in mice suggests independent threat from genetic mutation

10/30/2012
Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type

Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds