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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 als...

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 stud...

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

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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 o...

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 o...

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 07.06.2015 | 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...

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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...

These Two Drugs Are Giving Doctors New Hope For Long-Term Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media

BBC News: Cancer drug combination 'shrinks 60% of melanomas' A new form of cancer treatment is giving doctors and patients hope for a long-term cur...

Promising New Treatments for Melanoma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.

Making The Case For An 'After Hours' Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking forward to getting some sun during the long weekend? You may already know that sun rays bring UV radiation, which damages skin cells and will ...

Rise In Skin Cancer May Be Linked To Cheap Vacation Packages

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Adults older than 65 are seven times more likely to develop skin cancer than they were about 40 years ago. According to new figures released by Ca...

Here Comes the Sun: 10 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Your Skin This Summer

Margo Weishar | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Margo Weishar

After the long winter we are all ready to get outside and enjoy the warmth. Here are 10 ways to make it easy to protect your skin and still enjoy the active outside lifestyle.

Isn't it Time to Put Pre-Prom Tanning to Bed?

Melissa Kaye | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Melissa Kaye

As parents, it's our job, not only to apply sunblock to our babies, but to educate our teens and ourselves about sun safety.

10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Her cancer was infiltrating duct cell carcinoma, and she had a radical breast resection including lymph nodes, chemotherapy and radiation. She did everything she could to beat cancer and now, at 80 years old, is sharing her tips.

Ocular Melanoma: Are You Aware of This Eye Cancer?

Chrisi Santana | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Chrisi Santana

Three months before this day, I never even knew ocular melanoma existed. I was aware of skin cancer, but never knew that people could get cancer in their eyes.

Jane Seymour: A Daughter's Dilemma and Her Compassionate Solution

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In June 2014, I had the joy of filming a cancer segment with Jane Seymour for her series "Feel Grand" supported by Grandparents.com for Detroit Public...