Skin Cancer Rates Rising
Skin cancer rates have been on the rise for years. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect the skin from sunlight and avoid tanning beds.
Bronze, Blisters & Skin Cancer
Blistering sunburns from vacations to the coast may not result in the same type of non-melanoma skin cancer as sun exposure like lifeguarding every summer.
How to Eliminate 170,652 Cases of Skin Cancer A Year
Recent outlawing of minors using tanning beds was based on real medical evidence. People under the age of 25 are especially at risk for developing skin cancer from tanning beds.
More Cancers Associated with HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably most notorious for causing cervical cancer. The list of cancers associated with HPV has grown recently, and a new study may add two more cancer types to the list.
Tobacco, Gender and Oral Cancer
Following the smoke led one researcher to an interesting piece of science regarding cancer metabolism, and led her to develop a model showing likelihood of cancer recurrence.
Speed Abating of Pre-Cancerous Condition
It's not skin cancer, but actinic keratosis (AK) is a condition that's headed in that direction. It can show up as one red, scaly spot or a number of lesions. And while there are a number of ways to treat AK, there are limitations, and a new prescription medication speeds up the process.
Chemo That's Head and Neck Over Cancer
Doctors are always trying to find a competitive edge on any cancer, and finding new uses for current drugs is a common practice.
Melanoma Drug Side Effect Is Serious
Zelboraf ( vemurafenib ) was hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of metastatic melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. Now, serious side effects are popping up.
IBD Can Inflame Skin Cancer Risks
Sometimes drugs that effectively treat one condition unintentionally increase the risks of another. It has recently been discovered that this is the case for some drugs that treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Heart Transplant Patients Have Higher Skin Cancer Risk
Those receiving heart transplants expect there will be numerous risks from the procedure itself to infections following the operation. There may be additional, unexpected disease risks though, according to a new study.