Skin CancerInfo Center
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.
Sunscreen Delivered on Cancer Curbing Promises
For years now, we’ve been told to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen keeps you from getting sunburned. But does sunscreen really protect against skin cancer?
Beating Back Cancer for Up to 10 Years
One of the most promising fields in cancer research and treatment looks at ways to enable the body’s own immune system to fight off cancer. This is called immunotherapy and is giving some cancer patients more years of life.