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Skin Cancer

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  • My Friend Has Cancer

    My Friend Has Cancer
    It was right after Christmas, 1988. We were in 6th grade.  Instead of listening to the latest mix tape we might have made from the radio, my friend got a cancer diagnosis.  "I was diagnosed with Stage IVb Hodgkin's Lymphoma on January 15th " says Rachel...
  • Don't Fry Day

    Don't Fry Day
    I'm not going to lie, I love the sun. Everyday the weather permits, my daughters and I are outside playing.  BUT, we are a fair-skinned bunch, so before we head out, I slather them in sunscreen.  They moan and groan about it, but too bad, "no sunscreen,...
  • Prop plane pilots exposed to tanning-bed radiation levels

    By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Flying for an hour at 30,000 feet exposes pilots to as much ultraviolet radiation as they would get from 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to a new study. "We performed UV measurement at the pilot seats inside a...
  • Pine bark substance could be a potent melanoma drug

    Source: Penn State College of Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com Current melanoma drugs targeting single proteins can initially be effective, but resistance develops relatively quickly and the disease recurs. In these instances, resistance usually develops...
  • Indoor tanning can lead to burns, fainting, eye injuries

    By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Indoor tanning can send people to the emergency room for burns, eye injuries and losing consciousness, according to U.S. health officials. "It's important for people to understand both the long-term and the short-term...
  • Roche biotech unit submits skin cancer drug application to U.S. regulator

    Genentech, U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drugmaker Roche holding, said on Monday it had filed a marketing application to U.S. regulators for the use of its experimental drug in combination with another medicine to treat an advanced form of skin cancer....
  • William Bryant "Skip" FreelyJanuary 15, 1938 - December 2, 2014

    William Bryant "Skip" Freely<br/>January 15, 1938 - December 2, 2014
    William Bryant “Skip” Freely, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA after fighting metastatic melanoma (skin cancer). Skip was born in Hollywood, CA to William Schaefer Freely and...
  • Check it out: Dave Gage Tribute in Orlando

    Check it out: Dave Gage Tribute in Orlando
    WHAT: Longtime fans of the Orlando music scene recently lost one of the pillars of that tightknit community: Dave Gage, known for his work in bands such as Bloody Mary, DOPE and Disco Biscuit, died Oct. 26 of skin cancer. He was 49. Many of Gage's musical...
  • Drag racing team owner Don Schumacher has surgery for skin cancer

    Don Schumacher, one of the most successful team owners in NHRA drag racing, had surgery Wednesday to treat a form of skin cancer, his team said. Schumacher, 70, had the procedure at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after the cancer -- Stage 1...
  • Skin care advice for fall-winter in Southern California

    Skin care advice for fall-winter in Southern California
    Southern California may not have the same change-of-season drama as other locales in the fall and winter, but it's not all a weather wonderland either. Santa Ana winds, indoor heating and cooler temperatures can strip skin, leaving it cracked and parched....
  • Breast cancer strikes all kinds of women, even those without common risk factors

    Breast cancer strikes all kinds of women, even those without common risk factors
    When Beth Stewart was 36 years old, she felt a pebble-sized lump in her breast. The Odenton mother of two was healthy and active and had no immediate family history of disease or common gene mutations — but she had advanced and aggressive breast...