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Without Burning, Indoor Tanning Still Poses Serious Risk
Many people use tanning booths to achieve a golden tan, believing they are avoiding burns and subsequently skin cancer by doing so. But that doesn't seem to be the case.
Single Men Might Ignore Signs of Melanoma
Skin cancer is common and has a high survival rate if detected early. A new study suggests that one group may be more likely to find out about their cancer once it's already at an advanced stage.
Indoor Tanning Popular Among Teens
Indoor tanning, much like sunbathing on a sandy beach, is a risk factor for skin cancer. The practice is particularly dangerous for younger users.
Teens Seemed to Fear Wrinkles More Than Skin Cancer
The possibility of skin cancer would seem to be a strong motivator to use sunscreen, but maybe not for young people. One new study found that teens may be more worried about how they will look as they age, rather than the possibility of cancer.
Skin Cancer Is Color Blind: Tips on Prevention
While people of color may have a lower risk for skin cancer than others, it still poses a threat and is often found at a more advanced and deadly stage in this population.
Melanoma Rising Among Middle-Aged Women
Skin cancer and melanoma are the most common malignancies in the US, and these diseases are striking Americans across all age groups. However, middle-aged people seem to be feeling the brunt of this trend.
Indoor Tanning Common in Western Countries
There has been an increasing amount of evidence on the harms of indoor tanning. Yet, it seems many people have still been partaking in the activity.
New Therapy Approved to Treat Advanced Melanoma
Melanoma, the potentially lethal form of skin cancer that can spread throughout the body, has a new enemy. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new combination therapy.
Antifungal Rx May Increase Skin Cancer
Side effects involving skin damage have been reported in patients taking voriconazole for fungal infections. Some patients using voriconazole long-term have developed skin cancer.
Melanoma May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer
An interesting fact: severe acne is linked to higher male hormone (androgen) activity. And previous research has suggested that severe teenage acne may be a risk factor for both prostate cancer and melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.