| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
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,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:59 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
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...