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Skin Cancer

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Top Skin Cancer Articles

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  • Teens: Say no to tanning beds!

    I have previously discussed the importance of sunscreen, but it's equally important to discuss the risk of artificial tanning and the use of tanning beds. I've emphasized that it's never too young to start using sunscreen, but for some reason teens...
  • Ask the doctor: Should you keep that yearly check-up?

    Q. I'm 73 and in great health. Is it okay to skip my annual physical? A. It all depends on what you mean by "great health" and "annual physical." I would define "great health" as having no known chronic illnesses. However, most people your age have at...
  • 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...
  • What to look for in sunscreen: Understanding the new rules for sunscreen labels.

    Confused by new labels popping up on sunscreen bottles? This year, changes to sunscreen labels are finally showing up on store shelves, as ordered by the FDA. One big change: terminology. Sunblock must now be called sunscreen, and the terms "sweat proof"...
  • Greg Schwem: Please let Lindsay Lohan sleep

    Leave it to Lindsay Lohan to give naps a bad reputation. As a dedicated nap taker, I now fear that my slumber will be violently interrupted by a "concerned" party who jumps to the conclusion that because my eyes are shut in the early afternoon and I am...
  • My melanoma, my message

    My melanoma, my message
    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, and now the results were available. It was, he told me,...
  • Will a nose job make you feel better about yourself?

    Will a nose job make you feel better about yourself?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Getting that nose job could boost your self-esteem and quality of life, according to a new report. But the evidence is a bit shaky, researchers looking at studies of people who had plastic surgery found. The report's lead...
  • Sun protection and new treatments help aging skin

    Q: I spent too much time in the sun when I was younger, without sunscreen. Now my skin is paying the price. What's my best chance of repairing the damage, or at least stopping my skin from aging any faster? A: The best way to lessen the appearance of...
  • Know your specialist: What is a dermatologist?

    Source: The American Academy of Dermatology whatdoctorsknow.com Your skin is your body's largest organ and it works non-stop taking care of you. It protects your other organs, warms you up and cools you down, and can reflect how healthy you are inside....
  • Providing baby with adequate vitamin D difficult without a supplement

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Do babies need vitamin D supplements? I have three children and am pregnant with my fourth. I've never been told until now that I should plan to give the baby vitamin D. ANSWER: Research has shown a noticeable rise in the number of...
  • Baseline risk assessment gives patients better understanding of skin cancer risk

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My physician recommended that I be screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment. What is this, and is it necessary? I use sunscreen regularly and have skin that normally does not burn. Am I still at risk for skin cancer?...