Skin Cancer Articles & Stories :

Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Regular Doctor Visits Are Key to Melanoma Defense

Doctors are more likely to find malignant skin cancer at an early, treatable stage than is the patient's spouse, friend or the patient himself, a recent study showed, indicating that visiting the doctor regularly is a wise health precaution. Read More


Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

Skin Cancer May Lead to Other Cancers

A new study suggests that people who have had non-melanoma skin cancer may be at increased risk of developing other cancers, including those that affect other parts of the body. Previous research has already found a link between skin cancer and an increased risk of developing melanoma, a rare... Read More


Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Separating Fact From Fiction For Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Consumers are regularly bombarded with mixed messages about Vitamin D and the best source for obtaining this nutrient. Though some may argue that small doses of intentional sun exposure are safe, dermatologists point out that the risk of developing skin cancer from UV radiation far outweighs t... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Expert Commentator: Dr. Murad Alam 11/18/2009

Malignant melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. Occurring most often in fair-skinned people, melanoma is more likely in those who have had blistering sunburns in childhood, but anyone can get melanoma. In terms of appearance, melanoma looks like an unusual mole or brown-black patch... Read More


Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Expert Commentary: James Platis, M.D. - 11/04/2009

Here are a few more thoughts about encountering the sun during the summer season. Driving without sunscreen: Of course applying daily sunscreen is a good idea, especially in the summer. But it's important to note that there are many moisturizers available that contain sunscreen and would be... Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


Winterizing Your Skin

Winterizing Your Skin

Once autumn arrives, Michael Panella can be found spending a lot of time outdoors. He loves taking on home projects that allow him to work in his back yard. But, the dropping temperature causes Michael’s rosacea, a flushing and redness of the skin, to flare up. “My cheeks, the bridge of my no... Read More


Men and Skin Protection

Men and Skin Protection

With the waning weeks of summer, this is the time that we’re hitting the pools and beaches strong, trying to catch the last vestiges of the sun. But men, listen up: you don’t worry enough about your skin, according to the latest research. It's almost like you have to whack it into the brains o... Read More


Dyplastic Nevus

Dyplastic Nevus

There’s still a lot of summer left; in fact, the hot weather is making the beach and pool look really good. But the accumulated sun exposure, as I’m certain you’ve heard, puts us at risk for skin cancer, and precancrous lesions. How do you know if a freckle is something to worry about? Many o... Read More


Sun Pill

Sun Pill

It’s here: a product that claims to help protect you from sunburn…in pill form. The makers call this the “sun defense breakthrough of the decade.” So is it all that? Does it do what its makers claims it does? Some of the experts with whom we spoke aren'’t so sure. A company called pure pharma... Read More



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