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Skin Protection: A Closer Look At Two Plant Compounds

Skin Protection: A Closer Look At Two Plant Compounds

A compound extracted from the Christmas berry primrose plant stops cancer's growth in preliminary tests.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Sunscreen Sticks And Sprays: What To Look For

Sunscreen Sticks And Sprays: What To Look For

Research suggests that correct daily sunscreen use could significantly cut the incidence of melanoma.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Melanoma Rates Drop Sharply Among Teens And Young Adults

Melanoma Rates Drop Sharply Among Teens And Young Adults

Melanoma, triggered by ultraviolet radiation from the sun, is the most common skin cancer and is the fifth most common among all cancers in U.S. men and women.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How To Recognize And Handle Skin Cancer And Its Types

How To Recognize And Handle Skin Cancer And Its Types

You should thus know the more common types of skin cancer and their signs.

Written By Meghan Belnap / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Study: Can Some Skin Cancers Start In Hair Follicles?

Study: Can Some Skin Cancers Start In Hair Follicles?

A recent study reveals that the most deadly skin cancers may start in stem cells that lend color to hair as well as originate in hair follicles rather than in skin layers.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

 

Melanoma Diagnoses Deserves Second Opinion To Improve Reliability

Melanoma Diagnoses Deserves Second Opinion To Improve Reliability

Researchers at UCLA  have found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

Melanoma Studies: Can Low-Cost Tool Spot Melanoma Early?

Melanoma Studies: Can Low-Cost Tool Spot Melanoma Early?

Work is being done on a tool to help in its early detection. This compact laser probe can distinguish between harmless moles and cancerous ones in a matter of seconds.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Skin Disease Awareness In The News

Skin Disease Awareness In The News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends those who take part in this activity be screened for skin cancer at regular intervals. Carolyn J. Heckman, Ph.D., a researcher in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored if indoor tanners are getting themselves checked and taking other preventative measures as well. The research was recently published in the online edition of JAMA Dermatology.
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