Skin CancerInfo Center
Converting Cancer Cells into Tumor Killers
Prescription creams containing a compound known as i miquimod , such as Aldara , are known and approved to effectively treat some skin cancers, particularly basal cell carcinoma. New studies suggest this compound may be even more useful.
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.
18-Wheeler Cancer Cells
Cancer is visualized using all sorts of imaging technologies. It can be felt by patients themselves. Even dogs are known to sniff out cancer. Now, scientists are developing yet another way to detect cancer - before it develops into tumors.
Estrogen Blockers may Block Melanoma too
More and more, we're hearing about unintended consequences and side effects of medicines that have been on the market sometimes for years. Women who have beaten breast cancer can bask in new findings about a medication most of them take.
Why Men Get More Skin Cancers
It's the dead of winter and you need to be wearing sunscreen, regardless. Recently published research is shedding sunlight on why more men get skin cancer than women.
Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk of Melanoma
Cancer patients and survivors just can't get a break it seems. Now, they have another increased risk to live with, according to newly published research.
Anti-Seizure Drugs Slow Deadly Eye Cancer
There's a huge push to find new and different uses for existing drugs. New research shows that a class of drugs used to treat seizures may be therapeutic in a deadly type of melanoma that affects the eyes.
Viagra's Role in Battling Melanoma
Viagra has been a hit in the bedroom, but it may be just as big of a hit outside of it too. New studies have shown Viagra may help suppress melanoma.
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.
Lasering Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions
If you've been a sun worshipper, visiting your dermatologist to have regular skin cancer screenings should be part of your preventative health maintenance. A new procedure has been shown to be effective in treating suspicious spots before they become cancerous.