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Skin Cancer

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  • Hopkins patient marks 30-year anniversary of heart transplant

    Hopkins patient marks 30-year anniversary of heart transplant
    If Baltimore County resident Orlando DeFelice hadn't had a heart transplant, doctors told his wife, Pam, he would have likely died within four days. Even after the surgery, doctors told him he had 50/50 odds of dying within five years. But that was...
  • My Melanoma, My Message: Just Say No To Tanning Beds

    As a surgical oncologist, I'm usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient. Nine days earlier, my dermatologist had taken a biopsy from a small pink dot on my back. It was, he told me, malignant melanoma, the most deadly...
  • Young white women still embrace indoor tanning despite cancer risks

    Young white women still embrace indoor tanning despite cancer risks
    Indoor tanning is a great way to get skin cancer – especially if you start young. People who use tanning beds, sunlamps or tanning booths before age 35 are up to 75% more likely to develop melanoma, and those who begin before 25 may double their...
  • Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it

    Sunscreen prevents skin cancer, yet doctors rarely recommend it
    Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no. In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
  • The Doctor's Corner: Love your tattoo? Make sure you do

    Ouch! Yeoww! Sizzle ... Yikes! Eeeck! Whiff … Dang! Why did I ever think I wanted that tat there forever? Tattoo removal is a sort of oxymoron, an expression of opposite concepts. Taking the plunge into inking one's skin has something in common...
  • Giada De Laurentiis on writing, singing, South Florida and her favorite fast food

    Giada De Laurentiis on writing, singing, South Florida and her favorite fast food
    If you are one of those people suspicious of Giada De Laurentiis’ indefatigable perkiness, put off by her theatrical pronunciation of “spaghetti” and “prosciutto,” and overwhelmed by her foodie-culture ubiquity, well, stop...
  • Don't fall behind on skin care

    Don't fall behind on skin care
    Though summer is in its final days, this is not the time to let up on skin care when it comes to the sun. We talked to Dr. Mary Martini, a dermatologist and head of the dermatology, pigmented lesions and melanoma program at Northwestern Medicine, for...
  • Cancer report describes 'amazing progress,' urges more funding

    There were more than 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States in 2012 -- nearly 2 million more than in 2008 -- according to a cancer research report released Tuesday. But the numbers of Americans who die from cancer is also projected to...
  • Eleanor S. 'Ellie' Bedford, volunteer

    Eleanor S. "Ellie" Bedford, a volunteer and dog lover, died Friday of melanoma at The Patches, her Stevenson home. She was 78. The daughter of Latimer S. Stewart, an Alexander & Alexander insurance executive, and Eleanor Clark Wesley, a homemaker,...
  • Opportunities, risks seen with dermatology apps

    Opportunities, risks seen with dermatology apps
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mobile dermatology applications may help people learn about UV rays or keep tabs on their moles, but they are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, researchers said Wednesday. They searched online stores and found over 200...
  • Jack Pardee dies at 76; All-Pro linebacker with the L.A. Rams

    Jack Pardee, an All-Pro NFL linebacker whose career with the Los Angeles Rams was interrupted in the mid-1960s when he battled malignant melanoma before returning to the field and becoming a well-traveled coach, has died. He was 76. Pardee, who was...