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Skin Cancer Risk

6 Surprising Things That Increase Your Skin Cancer Risk | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty

You all know that skipping sunscreen, ignoring changing moles, and using tanning beds can put you at higher risk for skin cancer. (And if you don’t,...

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?

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...

Why You Should Be Worried If You Have 11 Moles On Your Right Arm

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the best measures we have for determining who will develop skin cancer is counting how many moles a person has on her body. Having more than 50...

Study Suggests Mobile Devices Could Raise Skin Cancer Risk

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increa...

A Surprising Silver Lining For People With Eczema

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

For anyone used to the discomfort of eczema, some welcome good news: The skin condition seems to reduce skin cancer risk, according to new research. T...

Skin Cancer May Raise Your Risk Of Other Cancers Later On

Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Having non-melanoma skin cancer may increase your risk of other cancers later on, a new study suggests. Harvard researchers found that men who had ...

Skin Cancer In African Americans: Why You Shouldn't Ignore It

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's true that skin cancer in African Americans isn't nearly as common as it is in other ethnicities. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it comp...

Study Shows This Group Of People Have Higher Melanoma Risk

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner Doctors have long known that people who survive one melanoma have a markedly higher risk of developing another of these aggressi...

Driving May Contribute To Skin Cancer: Study

Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Before you head out on your summer road trip, consider this. Researchers have discovered a link between driving and deadly forms of skin cancer. Fr...

The Dangers Of Indoor Tanning | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Although tanning beds were labeled "carcinogenic for humans" by the International Agency for Research of Cancer and moved to its highest cancer risk c...