Skin CancerInfo Center
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.
Sex Makes a Difference in Cancer
Did you know that women who have cancer are more likely to outlive men with the disease? This is true for a variety of cancers. In terms of the worst form of skin cancer, women have an advantage that's not fully understood.
FDA Approves Two New Melanoma Rx
Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, now has two new enemies. The FDA has approved two drugs to treat melanoma that has spread to other organs (metastatic) or can’t be surgically removed.