A large study by Cleveland Clinic researchers recently found that prompt treatment of melanoma significantly increases chances of survival, especially in early-stage cases.
If you’re heading to the beach for a spring vacation get-away, you might be tempted to seek shade under a beach umbrella and forego the sunscreen. But a new study says that shade from a beach umbrella provides less effective sun protection than a high-SPF sunscreen.
Reducing indoor tanning could reduce the number of people developing melanoma, the number of people dying from melanoma, and the costs of treating this deadly disease, a new study says.
Does melanoma run in your family? You may not think of melanoma as a genetic cancer, but your genes may increase your risk. Learn more.
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Researchers were recently surprised to discover that melanoma (a serious form of skin cancer) is even more of a threat if you are pregnant or recently had a baby.
Spring is a popular time for many of us to head south on a warm-weather vacation. If you’ve ever thought about getting a head start on your summer tan during a spring trip, know that it comes with a price.
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Most of the time, it starts in a certain type of skin cell that produces melanin. However, melanoma also can form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs such as your intestines.
If you want some clues about your overall health, look down at your fingernails. “Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Many things can occur in the nails that can signify systemic or skin problems,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. Pay attention to anything on or around your fingernails or toenails that … Read More
One reason we all look forward to the balmier months is the ability to enjoy the sun once again. But, as we all know, the sun’s rays can be harmful. Be smart about exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays.
Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, is a year-round concern, says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD. You can be fooled by the springtime … Read More