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What Should You Know About Biopsies?

In a biopsy, doctors conduct an operation to remove a sample of tissue to analyse it under a microscope. If your doctor has recommended you for a biopsy, then he is suspicious that you may have cancer. It is the most accurate way to reach a definitive diagnosis of cancer. However, there are a lot o ...

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 ...

Skin Cancer - Prevention And Recognition

A recent BBC News item focused on the increase in skin cancer cases in people over 65 in the UK.  A lack of awareness of the cause of skin cancer coupled with an increase in cheap package holidays to sunnier climes in the 1970s is thought to be to blame. Skin cancer is actually extremely ...

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 ...

Apply Sun-Screen Right, Keep Skin Cancer Away

Skin cancer experts say that many people in Australia are not using sunscreen properly and thus increasing their chances of damage from the sun. Sue Heward at Cancer Council Victoria estimates that around 2000 people in Australia die every year of skin cancer and that there is a direct correlation ...

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 ...