| May 17, 2010
Melanoma causes the most fatalities of all skin cancers, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. But early detection and treatment can literally "save your skin."
What Is It?
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells that make melanin,...
| Apr 30, 2010
Here's yet another reason to exercise and drink that low-fat latte. Being on the move inhibits skin cancer growth. It's like Mother Nature realized that being in the sun increases the risk so she built in a mechanism to slow down skin cancer growth. Plus,...
| May 2, 2010
As a sun lover with a fair complexion and a history of blistering sunburns, I've spent much of the last decade waiting for skin cancer. So when I noticed that a fleshy pink nodule on the side of my head seemed to be growing exponentially, I headed to...
| Mar 18, 2010
There's a potential new weapon in the battle against breast cancer.
Researchers say super-cold gas can kill tumors, and make sure they never return. The way it works is, doctors inject through a needle the super-cold gas into a patient around the tumor....
| Mar 24, 2010
A drug that illuminates brain tumor cells is allowing surgeons to better remove hard-to-visualize tumors, and could become standard treatment within five years, Allegheny General Hospital surgeons announced.
There are four medical centers in the United...
| May 13, 2010
Screening for breast cancer isn't like looking for a needle in a haystack. It's harder. It's like looking for needles in a big field of haystacks, where some of the haystacks have needles, while most don't, but you don't know which are which, so you...
| May 21, 2010
We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
| May 24, 2010
| 11:35 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually promote the growth of skin cancer instead of preventing it, according to a new study.
The sunscreens in question contain vitamin A or its derivatives, which could possibly...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| May 31, 2010
| 3:40 AM
Scientists have developed a vaccine that prevents breast cancer from forming in mice, according to findings published in the journal Nature Medicine.
The researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Learner Research Institute are preparing to conduct human drug...
| Jun 4, 2010
Brenda Denzler, a Chatham County, N.C., woman diagnosed last summer with breast cancer, does not know what caused her illness, but recent findings suggest a link between her form of cancer and a virus. She and a growing cadre of scientists are agitating...