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Illuminating The Hallway: A Search For A Life After Cancer (Part One)

Licia Morelli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

The vulnerability is like a plague, constantly exposing me and creating the immediate awareness of my true self without the layers of protection I've so deeply laid throughout my life. And it's the relationships that I forge (both the invigoration of old and the infusion of new) throughout the process that will hold me accountable to remain in this truth.

Minimizing Your Risk Of Melanoma -- The Deadliest Form Of Skin Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hooman Khorasani, MD Chief, Division of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Minimizing Your Risk of Melanoma --...

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself from Melanoma Skin Cancer

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.30.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Does skin cancer run in families? My 63-year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I'm wondering about my risks of getting this. What can you tell me?

A Cautionary Tale For Sun Lovers Everywhere

Inga | Posted 05.21.2016 | Fifty
Inga

I still walk on the beach near my home every day, even in summer. But no matter how hot it is, the only part of me that is exposed to the sun might be my fingernails. And usually not those. Bikini-clad teens roll their eyes at me like "What's the point?" From under the 6-inch brim of my sun hat, I try to beam back, "You have no idea what that tan is going to cost you."

Let's Talk About Melanoma (And Why Protecting Your Skin is Worth It)

Genesis Rodriguez | Posted 05.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Genesis Rodriguez

Some people think that having darker skin means you will not get melanoma. This is not just a myth; it is a dangerous misconception. The truth is, melanoma doesn't discriminate. All types of skin need protecting.

Melanoma Really Does Suck

Brigitte Cutshall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Cutshall

It could be a sore that won't heal, a change in an existing mole, or a new growth. That's why it's so important to be familiar with your skin. Every nook and cranny. Don't ignore any changes.

What I Didn't Expect to Get From Cancer

Ashford Evans | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Ashford Evans

When you wade through the flood waters you will find that although cancer itself is not a gift, it most certainly gives you things.

Even If You Don't Have Moles, You're Still At Risk For Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Past public health messages have suggested that people with many skin moles are at higher risk for melanoma, a dangerous type of skin cancer. But a ne...

Melanoma and the Importance of Performing Skin Checks

Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS

Melanoma is the least common of the skin cancers yet has the highest risk of spreading to other parts of the body.

Going Tanning At An Early Age Linked To Heightened Melanoma Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study also...

The Sunday Series (93), With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

The Sunday Series (93): #livelifelikeclaire For nearly everyone there is a light which emanates from their soul. For Claire Marie Wagonhurst, the c...

This Kind Of Skin Cancer Is More Deadly For Pregnant Women

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Pregnant women with the skin cancer melanoma may be more likely to die from it than women with melanoma who are not pregnant, according to a new study...

Quick! Count the Moles on Your Arm

dailyRx News | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

If your arm is covered in moles, don't panic -- these researchers are just talking about melanoma risk. A high risk doesn't necessarily mean a sure thing. Still, you may want to talk to your dermatologist.

You Can Now Monitor Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma On Your iPhone

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

EmbedContent(56258d69e4b02f6a900dac46,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) Apple’s ResearchKit, an app initiative that enables scientists to (consensually!) gathe...

Antioxidant Supplements May Accelerate Melanoma Spread

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Antioxidants are often touted for their potential cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers say the compounds may actually speed up the spread of...

Happy 91st Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, turned 91 on Thursday. Carter announced that his melanoma, initially discovered...

Breaking Down to Break Through

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Halle Eavelyn

I know I'm one of the lucky ones. It was relatively small incident, and I can go right back to living my otherwise stellar life. I know that for some people it changes everything irrevocably and their lives are never what they hoped they would be again. I know that for a thankfully smaller minority, it is a death sentence.

Presidential Cancer: Tips About President Jimmy Carter's Melanoma

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Melanoma is increasing in frequency. This is probably due to increasing sun exposure without using sunscreen, as well as use of tanning lamps, beds an...

Why President Carter's Melanoma Announcement Was Groundbreaking

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Former President Jimmy Carter announced in a press conference Thursday that cancer has spread to his brain, and that he will be receiving radiation ov...

Melanoma Cancer vs. The California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-week Challenge #10

Don C. Reed | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Don C. Reed

In the classic movie GOLDFINGER, James Bond is tied on his back to a table, while a buzzing crackling laser beam is just about to saw him in half. Bon...

How 5 Specialists Missed My Skin Cancer

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 07.06.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Heard the old joke that a doctor is "practicing" medicine? Sometimes it feels that way. Twenty years ago I noticed a large freckle on the back of my calf. It was new, larger than a pencil eraser and it worried me. I pointed it out to my dermatologist who said it was nothing.

Good News For Viagra Users

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty

Last year, a study suggested the use of Viagra may be associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma -- one of the most dangerous forms of s...

Everything You Need To Know About Protecting Your Skin From The Summer Sun

Posted 06.17.2015 | OWN

Now that summer is finally here, we hope you've lined up some serious outdoor fun -- and that those plans include sunscreen. Feel like you could use a...

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

Melanoma Rates Have Doubled Since The 1980s. Here's What You Can Do.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

In 1982, the rates of melanoma were 11.2 cases per 100,000 people. That number has more than doubled. And according to the Centers for Disease Control...