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Skin Cancer

A collection of news and information related to Skin Cancer published by this site and its partners.

Top Skin Cancer Articles

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  • Melanoma risk is higher for flight crews that work at 40,000 feet

    Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits -- and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks...
  • Airline crews may be more likely to get skin cancer

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pilots and flight attendants may be at an increased risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, suggests a new analysis. While the study cannot pinpoint why flight crews are at higher risk, the researchers...
  • Free screening for skin cancer offered

    Free screening for skin cancer offered
    Ever have one of those little places on your arm that could be a mole or a freckle or a bump? And has it changed color or size in the past year? Central Florida Health Alliance has partnered with the Moffitt Cancer Center and local dermatologists to...
  • Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

    Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon
    U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation. If approved by the...
  • Drug may help dogs with cancer

    Drug may help dogs with cancer
    Dogs suffering with potentially fatal skin cancer may qualify to receive expensive treatments for free through a route not often available in South Florida: a veterinary clinical drug trial. The Animal Cancer Care Clinic, which has a hospital and two...
  • Consumer Reports: Sunscreens: 5 skin-saving facts

    Sunscreen may be big business, with sales topping $1 billion last year, but not nearly enough of us seem to buy into its importance, says Consumer Reports. More than half of the respondents in a new Consumer Reports survey say they usually skip sunscreen....
  • While vitiligo is incurable, treatment may bring back some skin color

    Q: What are the latest and best treatments for vitiligo? A: Melanin is the substance that gives color to our skin. Sometimes, melanocytes do not produce melanin. The result is vitiligo, producing white patches on different areas of the skin. The...
  • Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life

    Reducing kids' sun exposure lowers skin cancer risk later in life
    With the warm weather and long days of summer finally here, people are spending more time outdoors. While many people are aware of the need to protect themselves from the sun, reducing children’s exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV)...
  • Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics

    Sun protection is a fashion statement too with ray-blocking fabrics
    When it comes to sunscreen, applying more is more. And with rash guards and surf wear riding fashion's trend wave, the same could be said about the latest swimwear, which is stylish yet smartly covered up. Designed in protective fabrics constructed with...
  • Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness

    Former York High teacher wants melanoma awareness
    Prayer, positive thinking and participation in a clinical trial using a drug as-yet unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have got her to this point. Last June, when Rebecca Ballard, then an English teacher at York High School, was...
  • How to use and shop for sunscreen

    How to use and shop for sunscreen
    Summertime means being outside, whether it's at the beach, a street festival or just in the backyard. As good as it might feel to soak up the sun, doctors warn that people need to take more seriously their use of sunscreen to avoid premature aging or...