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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Melanoma drug described as breakthrough gets FDA nod

    Melanoma drug described as breakthrough gets FDA nod
    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its speedy approval to a treatment for melanoma that was found to shrink tumors by more than 30% in more than a third of patients with advanced cases of the deadly skin cancer. The FDA designated the...
  • Welcome to 'Don't Fry Day'

     
    After reporting the latest news about treatment for melanoma (the good news: Valley residents have access to the latest in pharmaceuticals for deadly stage IV melanoma. The bad news: Incidence is growing overall) here's an important reminder as we enter...
  • Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey

    Many think of dermatology as superficial: survey
    The public has some misconceptions about what dermatologists actually do, according to a recent U.S. survey.  "Overall, 46 percent of the participants thought that we spend the majority of our time managing skin cancer and 27 percent thought that we...
  • Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]

    Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20). As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
  • 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,...
  • Cómo prevenir el cáncer de piel

    Cómo prevenir el cáncer de piel
    Pronto llega el verano, aunque el sol y el calor hacen que desde ya mucha gente vaya a la playa. Pensando en ello las autoridades de salud quieren recordar a las personas sobre el peligro de estar expuestos mucho tiempo al sol. Melanoma, la forma más...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Johns Hopkins, Ripken Baseball to team up for fight against skin cancer

    Johns Hopkins, Ripken Baseball to team up for fight against skin cancer
    The Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology, in partnership with The Kropfelder Foundation for Melanoma Education and Research, has teamed up with Ripken Baseball to help eradicate skin cancer, according to a news release. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins...
  • Save face with better shaving creams

    Save face with better shaving creams
    High-quality shaving creams make a good gift to pamper the man in your life and help him put his best face forward. The first step is to kick the can — the aerosol can, that is. Good quality shaving creams that help to soften the beard and hydrate...