Hugh Jackman Gets Skin Cancer Removed From Nose [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:43

Hugh Jackman had basal cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer, removed from his nose this week.


New Vaccine Trains T-Cells To Kill Melanoma

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:47

A new type of vaccine genetically modifies the body's immune system, allowing it to subdue melanoma tumor growth on its own.

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New York City Mayor Bloomberg Plans To Regulate Tanning Salons To Prevent Skin Cancer

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 16:52

In an effort to prevent some of the 9,000 deaths from skin cancer each year, the Bloomberg administration announced plans to regulate tanning salons and limiting minors from using them.


18 Billion Cases And Only 1% Of Doctors Recommend Sunscreen: Why?

By | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:58

A comprehensive study from 1989 to 2010 shows that doctors excluded talking about sunscreen's importance nearly 100 percent of the time.


Is Broccoli The New Sunscreen?: Superfood Could Prevent Skin Cancer

By | Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:31

Researchers analyze a compound in broccoli that may effectively serve as sunscreen and protect our skin from melanoma.

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Sleep Apnea May Predict Skin Cancer Risk: Could Sleepless Nights Be Harmful To Your Skin?

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 13:54

The severity of sleep apnea could independently predict the risk of malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

An Implantable Vaccine May Fight Skin Cancer

Implantable Vaccine Aims To Recruit Immune Cells To Fight Cancer

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 17:53

Researchers began clinical trials on an implantable vaccine intended to recruit immune cells in the fight against deadly melanoma cells.

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Portland Breaks World Record For Most Natural Redheads At Almost 1,600 [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 08/18/2013 - 17:43

About 1,600 naturally redheaded people gathered in Portland, Oregon to take back a world record that they originally held in 2010.

Study Finds Pediatric Melanoma Is On The Rise: Check Your Child With The ABCDE's

Pediatric Melanoma On The Rise: How To Check For Symptoms At Home Using The ABCDEs

By | Fri, 07/26/2013 - 11:28

Pediatric melanoma is on the rise and is harder to detect than adult melanoma. At-home skin checks are an important part of any summer routine for everyone in the family.

Indoor Tanners Can Show Psychological Dependence After Having Skin Cancer

Addicted To Indoor Tanning? Psychologically Dependent Tanners With Skin Cancer Continue To Tan

By | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 20:04

Many dermatologists have noticed an increased dependency among indoor tanners, and they're starting to question whether it can legitimately be called an addiction.

Melanoma Test Detects Scent of Cancerous Skin Cells

Melanoma Test Sniffs Scent of Cancerous Human Skin Cells with Nanotube Sensor

By | Thu, 06/13/2013 - 23:23

A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.

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Skin Cancer: Can You Repair The Damage Done?

By | Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:14

For those who worry about the risk of skin cancer, here are some signs of damage as well as steps you can take to repair the harm.

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Skin Cancer: How To Recognize Pre-Malignant Symptoms Before It's Too Late [SLIDESHOW]

By | Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:23

Chronic, long-term sun exposure can cause genetic changes in your skin cells, which may lead to cancer.

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Skin Cancer Treatment Options: Is Surgery Necessary For Everyone?

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 16:33

Because non-melanoma skin cancer generally occurs in older patients and does not typically affect either their survival or quality of life, many experts suggest considering a wider spectrum of treatment options.

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5 Symptoms Of Skin Cancer: What You Should Look For

By | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:05

The symptoms of skin cancer may be detected by your own routine self-inspection.