- Researchers suggest Google's ad tools can deliver targeted cancer prevention messages among users searching for tanning beds and salons.
- For every 10-centimeter increase in height, cancer risk increases by 18 percent in women and 11 percent in men: study.
- After living disease-free for at least five years, young adult cancer survivors were hospitalized 1.5 times as often as people in a control group.
- Sunburn art, or purposely burning your skin in the name of "art," is sweeping social media despite doctors' warnings.
- Men who take Viagra do have an increased risk of developing melanoma, but it's not the drug's ingredients that cause this correlation.
- In Taiwan, Parkinson's disease could likely mean a cancer diagnosis.
- Though many people associate melanoma with growing on moles, those that don't may be more dangerous.
- A woman in South Korea discovered she had a rare skin cancer of the mouth after her upper gums turned black.
- Newly discovered vitamin B supplement benefits may be a future routine for sun protection.
- New device implanted in tumors allows doctors to administer patient-specific drug regimes tailored to their types of cancer.
- Retired people are seven times more likely to develop skin cancer compared to their parents’ generation.
- Previous research has shown coffee consumption may prevent against non-malignant melanoma. But the latest results suggest it may protect against malignant melanoma, too.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes. Melanocytes are cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. They predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye. Melanoma can originate in any part of the body that contains melanocytes.