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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...

I Touch Myself

Melanie Young | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Being comfortable and familiar with your body and conducting self-examinations to look for signs of anything out of the ordinary is an important part of self-health. We listen to our stomachs when they growl and we feed ourselves. Are we taking a hard look at our bodies and taking the touch test?

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Pilots, Flight Crews May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Airplane crew members like pilots and flight attendants face more than twice the risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population, and t...

Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Doctors are taught to save people. Period. As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?

Why I Care So Much About the Impact of Cancer... My Story

Ann Fry | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

People wonder why I'm a radical advocate for helping people with cancer (or major illness) at work. I often write about corporate responsibility, but I don't often write about what prompted me to do so. You might wonder -- what is it with this woman that she keeps talking about this?

Blister in the Sun: Goth Girl Goes to Puerto Rico

TueNight | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
TueNight

I hate summer. Heat and humidity make me feel physically ill and I'd far rather shovel my way through a snow bank than feel as though I'm being roasted from the inside out. I loathe the sun. It's just so bright. And hot.

When You're 23 and You Hear, 'Your Biopsy Is Cancerous'

Isaac Saul | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Isaac Saul

I wasn't at all sure how to react. On one hand, I hadn't been handed a death sentence. As far as skin cancer goes, this is the one I'd pick.

The Strange Way My Dad Helped Me Learn About Cancer

Kevin Lankes | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

As a teenager, very little is more embarrassing than running your fingers over a fake scrotum under the instruction of your father. But I did it, and before long I was glad that I had.

Caring for the Skin You're in During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

For many women in their teens and 20s, seeking the perfect 10 of a tan used to be a full-time job on hot summer days. However, those of us going through menopause need only glance at the age spots on our hands to wish we had a 'do over!'

Veteran's Sister 'Absolutely' Blames VA For His Death

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Connie Olberg, the sister of a veteran, discussed the health care her brother received through the Veterans Affairs system Tuesday on HuffPost Live, s...

Don't Fry Day: A Reminder to Protect Your Skin

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

I began my medical career as a skin oncologist and have witnessed first-hand the preventable suffering and preventable death that can be wrought by melanoma.

It's Time for the U.S. to Catch Up on Melanoma Prevention

Wendy K.D. Selig | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy K.D. Selig

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays and the resulting cellular damage is a leading risk factor for developing melanoma -- and that risk factor is something we can control and reduce.