Skin CancerInfo Center
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.
Soaking in the Sun's Deadly Rays
Wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, avoid sun during the hottest part of the day: most people know the golden rules of keeping skin healthy and free from cancer. For people who have previously had melanoma, those rules are especially important.
Melanoma: It’s an Epidemic
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. And melanoma is the gravest form of skin cancer. Investigators recently reviewed trends relating to the incidence and outcomes of melanoma.
Remember the Sunscreen?
As skin cancer rates continue to remain high, doctors are encouraged to educate patients about the benefits of using sunscreen to lower their risk of developing the condition.
Melanoma Not Just a Light-Skinned Cancer
Melanoma — the most dangerous type of skin cancer — is one of the fastest growing forms of cancer in the US. And while it’s most common in white people, melanoma is also seen in Hispanics and blacks.
Is Your Tan Worth the Risk?
Is bronzed skin worth putting yourself in danger of skin cancer? According to recent research, a shocking number of women are taking that risk.
Cancer Crystal Balls
Lymph nodes appear throughout the body to help fend off invaders. When cancer cells enter lymph nodes, lymph vessels can carry the cancer to other parts of the body. That’s why doctors examine the lymph nodes closest to the tumor — the sentinel lymph nodes — to check for the presence of cancer.
We're Fighting Skin Cancer Harder
Avoiding or reducing exposure to the sun's harmful rays can help prevent skin cancer. This cancer can also be treated with great results, especially if it's spotted early on.
Avoid the Tan, Man!
Teens and young adults often think of themselves as invincible. Nothing will overpower them. When it comes to skin cancer, though, they can be dead wrong.