| 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 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,...
| Sep 18, 2013
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:39 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Runners set goals — and don't look back.
They strive to cut those extra few minutes from their times. They have to go a quarter-mile farther each time, then a half-mile, then a mile. And beyond.
They push their bodies. They want to push...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A southwest Florida man is having a rough time getting a mammogram because of his sex.
Donald Mudd of Port Charlotte said he's had a painful lump in his chest for the past several weeks, WFTX Fox 4 in Fort Myers reports. The lump is now the size of a...