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26 May

The Best Sunscreen for Your Skin Type

Expert tips on choosing the right sunscreen for your skin type and tone.

29 Mar

High Risk of Skin Cancer Among Patients with Atopic Dermatitis, New Study Finds

A study presented at the AAD meeting evaluated the risk of developing melanoma and keratinocyte carcinomas among adults with Atopic Dermatitis.

25 Jan

Simple Laser Treatment May Help Prevent Common Skin Cancers, New Study Finds

A laser treatment, which delivers heat but leaves the skin intact, may help prevent the two most common skin cancers in the U.S., according to researchers.

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UN Report Warns That Working in the Sun Causes Skin Cancers

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2023 (Healthday News) -- New data from two United Nations agencies shows that millions of workers toiling under the sun's glare is fueling skin cancer cases around the world.

Nearly 1 in 3 deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer is caused by occupational exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (IL...

Latest AI Has 100% Success Rate in Spotting Melanomas

The ability to detect skin cancer using artificial intelligence (AI) software has rapidly improved.

New research presented Wednesday at a medical conference in Berlin shows that this AI technology now has a 100% detection rate for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

In this study, researchers assessed more than 22,000 patients with suspected skin cancers over 2-1/2 years...

Common PFAS Chemicals Linked to Cancers in Women

Harmful "forever" chemicals are widespread in the environment, and new research hints they pose a particular health risk to women.

A new study suggests women who are exposed to higher levels of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, are more likely to have been diagnosed with certain cancers. Exposure is also linked to liver damage, fertility issues, high blood pressure and o...

Former 'Real Housewife' Teddi Mellencamp Reveals Another Melanoma Diagnosis

Reality TV star and wellness coach Teddi Mellencamp announced on Instagram Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with yet another melanoma.

This is Mellencamp's 12th or 13th melanoma, she said, noting in an Instagram post that she has lost count.

“I have been debating whether I...

Vacations in the Sun Aren't Good for Your Skin's Microbiome

It's already known that the “healthy glow” of a tan actually represents damage to skin cells.

But a new study of people on vacation has found that sunbathing also can disrupt the skin's microbiome, altering the populations of bacteria that live on the skin in ways that could be harmful to health.

The microbiome recovers within a month, but during that time a person will be more ...

Golfers, Don't Forget Sunscreen: Your Skin Cancer Risk Is Higher

Golfing may be a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the pleasures of a classic summer pastime. But a new study warns that walking the greens for hours on end without adequate sun protection may notably increase the risk for skin cancer.

Researchers in Australia found that more than one-quarter of golfers in that country have been diagnosed with skin cancer at some point, making Auss...

Need Vitamin D, But Need to Watch the Sun? Here's How You Do It

Your body needs vitamin D, the "sunshine" vitamin, but too much time in the sun can increase your risk for skin cancer.

An expert offers tips for boosting vitamin D intake while staying safe from the sun and this summer's record-high temperatures.

“Vitamin D is important for bone health, calcium absorption, reduction of inflammation, promoting cell growth and immune and cardiovas...

Melanoma an Even More Deadly Disease in Black Men

Black men are more likely to die of melanoma, new research shows, and one reason why may be the unusual places where the deadly skin cancer is likely to show up on their bodies.

Even though the disease is more common in white men, the new report shows that Black men are 26% more likely to die from it, the Washington Post reported.

“The purpose of our study was to div...

'Browning Lotions' Are the Latest Summertime Trend, But Are They Safe?

People are using “browning lotions” to tan quickly, but experts are questioning the safety of this trend driven by social media influencers.

Browning lotions work with the sun's UV rays to darken skin faster.

“It is important to know that a tan is never considered to be healthy and exposure to UVA and UVB radiation can cause skin cancer, that's the first issue I have,” said ...

Protect Your Baby From the Sun's Harmful UV Rays

Summer's here and the Mayo Clinic says babies need protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, too.

It only takes one severe sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double the risk for a deadly melanoma later in life, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Babies are far more vulnerable to sunburn than older kids, so it's essential to protect them ag...

Men: Here Are the Health Screenings You Need

Many men will put off going to the doctor unless they are really sick, but men's health screenings help catch problems before symptoms appear.

So, how can you tell if a health screening or preventive care appointment is right for you?

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the

Tips to Checking Your Skin for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can pop up anywhere on your skin, including the soles of your feet and even under your fingernails.

That's what happened to Isabel Lievano, who was diagnosed with melanoma when her dermatologist determined that a persistent black spot under her fingernail was the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Lievano, 69, lost her nail, but not her finger or her life.

“Skin ca...

The Women's Health Screenings and Preventive Care Appointments You Need

Health screenings and preventive care appointments are a key to maintaining long-term health and well-being. By proactively engaging in these practices, women can identify potential health risks early on and take necessary steps.

This guide will outline the key women's health screenings and care appointments to help you prioritize your health and stay on top of your well-being.

Summer's Near: What's the Best Sunscreen for You?

It's easy to keep your skin safer in the summer sun if you have the right sunscreen.

UCLA Health offers some tips for picking the best type and SPF level.

Getting sunburned just five times in a lifetime doubles the risk of getting melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, so making sure you're protected is worth the effort, the experts at

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  • Melanoma: What It Is, Causes, Types, Symptoms & Treatments

    Of all the skin cancers, melanoma is the one that scares doctors and patients the most.

    Luckily, there are now several options for treatment should you be diagnosed with this aggressive, sometimes deadly, cancer.

    Melanoma affects over 1 million Americans, and its rates have risen significantly in the past 30 years, according to the

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  • May 2, 2023
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  • Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Boosts Survival for People Battling Advanced Melanoma

    An experimental vaccine whipped up to specifically target a melanoma patient's tumor cells significantly reduces the likelihood of the cancer recurring, early clinical trial data show.

    Each dose of the vaccine, called mRNA-4157/V940, is crafted based on the unique genetics of an individual patient's melanoma cells, said senior researcher

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  • April 17, 2023
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  • Hugh Jackman Urges Sunscreen Use After Skin Cancer Scare

    Actor Hugh Jackman is offering a warning about sun damage and skin cancer after having two biopsies.

    Jackman was wearing a bandage on his nose in a video posted to his Twitter account.

    "I just went to my doctor... and she just saw little things -- could be or could not be basal cell, in he...

    President Biden Has Skin Cancer Removed From Chest, No Further Treatment Needed

    A lesion that was found and removed from President Joe Biden's chest during his recent physical was determined to be a common type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma.

    “All cancerous tissue was successfully removed,” the president's doctor, Kevin O'Connor, wrote in a

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  • March 6, 2023
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  • Timing of Melanoma Immunotherapy Could Be Key to Outcomes: Study

    A tweak in timing may make an immune-system therapy much more effective for patients undergoing surgery for advanced melanoma, a new clinical trial has found.

    Researchers showed that giving the therapy — a drug called Keytruda (pembrolizumab) — both before and after surgery slashed the risk of a melanoma recurrence over the next two years. That was in comparison to the standard approa...

    Laser Treatment Might Help Prevent Common Forms of Skin Cancer

    A cosmetic laser treatment that promises to erase wrinkles, scars, age spots and sun damage may also prevent the return of some skin cancers, a new, small study suggests.

    Researchers found that in patients who had basal or squamous cell skin cancers, nonablative fractional laser treatment lowered the chances of the cancer recurrence by about half.

    "We actually don't know why this p...

    Could UV Light From Nail Polish Dryers Cause Cancer?

    Getting a gel manicure may be less safe than many think.

    Researchers say the nail polish dryers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the gel polish emit possibly dangerous rays. These rays might lead to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells, they noted.

    Maria Zhivagui, a researcher at th...

    Jill Biden to Have Lesion Above Right Eye Removed

    First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning to have a lesion removed from above her right eye.

    The lesion was discovered during routine skin cancer screening, the president's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a

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  • January 11, 2023
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  • Moderna, Merck Report on Promising Melanoma Vaccine

    Two pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday that they have made notable progress with a vaccine that could prevent melanoma.

    Moderna, well known for its work on the COVID vaccine, and Merck, which makes the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda,

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  • December 13, 2022
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  • Melanoma Patients Who Fail Standard Meds May Have Another Option

    An experimental therapy that uses the body's own immune system cells may beat a standard treatment for patients with advanced melanoma, a new clinical trial finds.

    Researchers found that the therapy doubled the amount of time melanoma patients lived without their skin cancer progressing, versus a long-used drug called ipilimumab (Yervoy).

    The approach, called tumor-infiltrating...

    Certain Melanoma Patients May Have Better Outcomes

    While melanoma remains the most deadly type of skin cancer, new research has found that a subset of patients with early disease are at very low risk of dying.

    These particular patients may not face the same prognosis that is typically associated with melanoma, and they may potentially represent cases contributing to over-diagnosis.

    The findings were published online Nov. 7 in C...

    Khloe Kardashian Has 'Incredibly Rare' Tumor Removed From Her Face

    Celebrity Khloe Kardashian announced Tuesday that she had survived a second bout of skin cancer, this time on her face.

    Kardashian said her “incredibly rare” tumor was removed by Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher after the reality TV star noticed a bump that wouldn't go away.

    "I deci...

    Football Great Terry Bradshaw Describes Battle Against Two Kinds of Cancer

    Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw revealed Sunday that he has been treated for two different types of cancer in the past year.

    Bradshaw talked about his health while co-hosting Fox NFL Sunday.

    “Last week on ...

    New Treatment Approach Boosts Odds Against 2 Types of Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer patients appear to fare better if they receive immunotherapy before their cancers are surgically removed, a pair of clinical trials show.

    In fact, some do so well that their immune system essentially dissolves their tumors, potentially removing the need...

    Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Due to Benzene

    Edgewell Personal Care Co. has recalled three batches of its Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 because trace levels of benzene were found in some samples during an internal review.

    Benzene is a human carcinogen. Exposure can happen through inhalation, orally or through the skin, potentiall...

    Many Gen Z Americans Have Sun Safety All Wrong

    You might think everyone knows by now to protect against the sun's rays, but many Gen Zers apparently haven't gotten the message.

    In a recent survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by the American Academy of Dermatology, many of these 18- to 25-year-olds were unaware of the risks from tanning.

    About 60% of Gen Z respondents sai...

    Eat Lots of Fish? Your Melanoma Risk May Rise

    You've added fish to your diet to eat healthy, but now a new study delivers some bad news: Fish lovers may have a slightly increased risk of melanoma.

    Researchers followed over 490,000 older Americans and found the 20% wit...

    Veterans at Higher Risk of Deadly Skin Cancers

    U.S. veterans are at higher risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than most Americans, and new research finds they are also more likely to have advanced-stage disease when it's detected.

    At the time of diagnosis, "we found veterans with melanoma were more like...

    Skin Biopsy? Here Are Tips on Wound Care

    A skin biopsy is often used to diagnose skin cancer and other skin conditions.

    It involves the removal of a small amount of skin, which is examined under a microscope. Afterwards, you'll need to look after the biopsy location to make sure it heals properly.

    "Your dermatologist will treat the small wound fro...

    Newer Sunscreens Can Better Match Your Skin Tone

    Newer sunscreens that can match your skin tone may encourage more people to use sunscreen, an expert says.

    "The lighter a person's skin, the higher their risk for skin cancer," said Dr. Henry Lim, former chair of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "While people with darker skin have a lower risk for s...

    People With Scars Are Their Own Toughest Critics: Study

    Scars from facial surgery look worse to skin cancer patients themselves than to others, so it's important for surgeons to prepare patients beforehand, researchers say.

    Doctors can help by outlining the healing process and explaining what their scars will look like in the weeks after surgery, the study authors suggested.

    "Our research seems to support the saying 'we are our own worst...

    Cancer Patients May Be at Higher Odds for Rare Neurological Disorder

    People with cancer may be at increased risk for a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome, new research has found.

    "Previous studies have suggested there may be a link between cancer and Guillain-Barré syndrome, but just how often people develop

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  • Women at Higher Odds for Side Effects From Some Cancer Treatments

    Gender differences extend to cancer treatments, with women having a higher risk of severe side effects from certain treatments than men, a new study finds.

    Previous research concluded women tend to have more side effects from chemotherapy, and this new paper shows the same is true for

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  • Drug Combo Boosts Outcomes for Advanced Melanoma

    For people newly diagnosed with advanced melanoma, a combination of two immunotherapy drugs can double the amount of time their cancer remains progression-free, a clinical trial has found.

    The treatment combines two drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. One, called nivolumab (Opdivo), is already standard for advanced melanoma; the other, relatlimab, is not yet approved.

    But b...

    Could a High-Fiber Diet Help Boost Cancer Survival?

    People undergoing immune-boosting therapy for advanced melanoma may respond better if they eat a high-fiber diet, a new study hints.

    Researchers said much more study is needed, but their initial findings -- in both melanoma patients and lab mice -- suggest that

    Do Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Work Better in Men?

    Women are two times more likely than men to die after receiving a combination of cancer immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors, but it's not clear if that difference is due to side effects or because the treatment isn't working, researchers say.

    This new class of highly targeted drugs -- which includes pembrolizumab (Keytruda), nivolumab (Opdivo) or ipilimumab (Yervoy) -- has re...

    A Routine Skin Check Could Save Your Life

    It may sound dramatic, but skin checks save lives.

    While encouraging people to do routine self-exams, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) shares some case studies that led to important discoveries.

    Richard Danzer, of West Palm Beach, Fla., found a large, painful cyst on his back during a skin self-exam. Dermatologist Dr. Brittany Smirnov examined him, and he was later diagnose...

    Protecting Your Skin From Sun Won't Weaken Your Bones: Study

    Most people know that sun-sourced vitamin D is good for their bones. So could avoiding the sun to reduce skin cancer risk weaken your bones?

    A new study brings a reassuring answer: "Sun-protective" behavior -- wearing long sleeves, seeking shade or using sunscreen -- "was not associated with decreased bone mineral density or increased risk of osteoporotic fracture," the researchers conclu...

    Drug Used to Prevent Miscarriage May Raise Lifetime Cancer Risk in Offspring

    People who were exposed to a particular hormonal medication in the womb may have a heightened risk of cancer later in life, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found the increased cancer risk among adults whose mothers had been given injections of a synthetic progesterone known as 17-OHPC, or 17P, during pregnancy. The study participants were born in the 1960s, when the drug was used to hel...

    Why Skin Cancer Checks Are Even More Important for Hispanic People

    When Hispanic people get a skin cancer diagnosis, their tumors are about 17% larger than those of white people, researchers say.

    According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), skin cancer is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage in people with black and brown skin, leading to worse results. This makes it especially important to know the signs of skin cancer.

    "Patients an...

    Don't Forget to Apply Sunscreen Before & After Water Fun

    If you're at the beach or pool, applying sunscreen before and after you've been in the water is a must, a cancer specialist says.

    The intensity of exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays "is higher under water than it is above water," said Dr. Arun Mavanur. He is a surgical oncologist at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at LifeBridge Health, in Baltimore.

    "UV rays also ar...

    Spotting the Signs of Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancers

    Regular skin checks to look for signs of melanoma could save your life.

    Self-exams for the deadliest type of skin cancer should be done at least once a month in a well-lit room in front of a full-length mirror and also with a hand mirror for hard-to-see areas, said Dr. Arun Mavanur, a surgical oncologist.

    You also need to get checked by a doctor if you have risk factors for melanoma...

    One Key Question Can Help Spot Skin Cancer

    When a suspicious skin lesion sends you scurrying to a dermatologist, asking for a full-body skin check could save your life.

    Dermatologists are twice as likely to find skin cancer with a full-body check, a new study reveals. More than half of the skin cancers discovered were not in the location the patient was concerned about.

    "If the dermatologist did not check their entire body,...

    New Drug Might Be Non-Surgical Option for Common Skin Cancers

    An experimental gel has shown early promise in treating the most common form of skin cancer -- hinting at a potential alternative to surgery in the future.

    Researchers tested the gel in 30 patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer diagnosed in more than 3 million Americans each year. The tumors rarely spread and are highly curable, usually through surgical removal.

    Eve...

    Take This Refresher on Skin Safety in Summer Sun

    Sun protection is essential as you enjoy the outdoors this summer, a skin expert stresses.

    "Skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans so it's important that we do what we can to protect ourselves," Dr. Ida Orengo, a professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said in a school news release.

    Here are some of her tips:

    • Wear a sunscreen with SPF ...

    U.S. Deaths From Cancer Continue to Decline

    Americans' overall death rate from cancer continues to fall -- but rising rates of certain cancers and ongoing racial disparities linger.

    Those are among the findings of an annual report to the nation from several major cancer organizations.

    The good news includes an accelerating decline in the overall cancer death rate, among both women and men, and across racial and ethnic groups....

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