Skin CancerInfo Center
Emotional Stress Linked to Cancer Recurrence
Emotional stress and turmoil take a physical toll on our bodies as well. Stress and abuse have been linked to migraines, auto-immune syndromes, heart problems and now skin cancer.
The Other Skin Cancer
Basal cell skin cancer is a lot more common than melanoma. Since the risk of this cancer spreading is lower, it doesn't get quite the same amount of attention.
Advanced Melanoma Drug To Seek FDA Approval
For the last fifty years, very few treatments have been available for advanced cases of melanoma, but several new drugs in the final stages of development are in competition for the title of best treatment.
One-Two Melanoma Knockout Punch
Since basic research is made public, companies try to edge out the competition in other ways, trying combination therapies and slightly varying molecular structures for cancer drugs targeting the same mutations.
Aspirin may Fight Skin Cancer
Over the past few years a lot of molecular research has speculated on the possible effects that drugs that directly combat inflammation, such as aspirin, Tylenol, and Advil, may have on cancer development.
Fat Mice, Liposuction, and Cancer
We tend to think of fat as surplus, storage for calories that we carry around until needed. As it turns out, some fat is quite productive, pumping out hormones or storing chemicals and vitamins.
Texas Sized Results for Melanoma Drug Trial
Results from the first clinical trial of a drug designed to treat advanced cases of melanoma were successful, and the second part of testing has been approved.
Melanoma Metastasis Test
Although it's extremely rare, melanoma can be found on nearly any surface tissue, from unlikely places like the eye or underneath a fingernail.
Why are Men Vulnerable to Skin Cancer?
While there are entire industries built around adding sunscreen and sunblock to the normal skin products women use, men are far less likely to use skin care products. Why?
Suntans Sexier Than Skin Cancer?
Sure, a bronze, suntanned look is youthful and sexy. The thing is, young people - particularly young women - are putting their long-term health at risk by going after that look.