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4 Skin Cancer Myths, Busted

About 10,000 people in the U.S. will die this year from a preventable disease called skin cancer. People usually apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and avoid the scorching sun. Regardless of these practices, about 3.5 million people are diagnosed with basal and squamous cell skin cancer in the U.S. every ...

Melanoma Risk Linked to Citrus Fruit Consumption?

Abrar A. Quereshi, MD, MPH, from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts reported that those who consume 1.6 times or more citrus fruit per day are at 36% higher risk of developing melanoma. This st ...

Skin Implant Could Spell the End of Malignant Melanoma

Researchers at Harvard University who put forward a remarkable new treatment for skin cancer for clinical trials are now eagerly awaiting the results.  The novel new technique involves using a tiny implant the size of a fingernail.  The implant is placed beneath the patient’s s ...

Long Term Benefits of Immunotherapy on Skin Cancer Revealed

A recent report of follow-up findings on participants in an international clinical trial which began in 2006 has shown that immunotherapy is beneficial to those with advanced melanoma.  The findings show that remissions can be long-lasting which is great news for people fighting against c ...

Yervoy: Bumps in the Road?

Are you a cancer patient who is considering the immunotherapy treatment Yervoy?In this article I share some of my experiences with Yervoy.The treatment takes 4 months to complete. You will receive an infusion every 3 weeks. The period of time over which you receive the infusions is called the induc ...

Mohs Surgery: What You Need to Know

According to the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization, skin cancer is the most common cancer both nationally and internationally. Becoming diagnosed with skin cancer should not be taken lightly, regardless of severity. There are a few options to consider in order to remove ...

Protecting Your Skin From Skin Cancer

Before you know it, summer will be here with the warm rays of the summer sun. These rays can be a blessing or a curse and, unfortunately, for some it brings on skin cancer.  While a day out at the beach or hiking in the mountains are great summer activities, exposure to the sun can take a toll ...

The Latest News in Research and Treatment for Melanoma Skin Cancer

As with most forms of cancer, there continues to be significant research around the actual causes, prevention and early detection of melanoma. Understanding what situations, environments and behavior may increase the risk of developing melanoma will assist individuals in lowering their risk. The ab ...

Facts About Skin Cancer

What is the skin?Skin is the largest organ of the body which serves as a boundary between “you” and “World.” It protects the internal organs from injury or germs such as bacteria and helps to prevent fluid loss. Skin regulates body temperature and gets rid of certain body wa ...

Skin Cancer: Easy to Contract, Yet Easy to Prevent

The old saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” Skin cancer is the most common cancer both nationally and internationally. [1-3] The National Cancer Institute has estimated that there are more than two million new cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and over 76,000 new cases of mel ...