No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. Here’s what a dermatologist wants you to know.
Think melanoma strikes only the usual sun-exposed areas of your skin? Think again. Discover surprising places where the deadliest skin cancer can surface.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Dermatologist Alok Vij, MD, answers this one about whether hair offers protection against skin cancer.
Do you ever wonder if skin cancer feels itchy? Tap or click to find out whether this is true.
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Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, is on the rise. The good news: Most skin cancers are highly treatable when detected early. Here’s what you should know about checking your moles.
A large study by Cleveland Clinic researchers recently found that prompt treatment of melanoma significantly increases chances of survival, especially in early-stage cases.
Imagine walking into a doctor’s office in the morning with skin cancer. During the next few hours you undergo a procedure that removes and examines every bit of the cancer, all the while testing to make sure you are completely cancer-free. Then you drive home that afternoon.
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.