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Melanoma

10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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.

The Cancer Community

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Betsy Hnath

I tell people what they want to hear, what they need to hear. I don't tell them that George is the only stage IV melanoma patient we know who is still alive.

10 Things You Don't Know About Melanoma

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan Rinkunas You may have heard of melanoma, but chances are also good that you don't know everything you need to stay safe --it's a tricky ...

Sun Safety and Education Needed In Schools

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

My 5-year-old has what we like to call "sensitive skin." It's lily-white, soft, and so translucent, it nearly glows. She has a scar on her forehead that needs extra care. And after 15 minutes of recess without sunscreen, she's as red as lobster.

Out Damned Spot: What Actor James Rebhorn Says to Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although Lady Macbeth says "out damned spot" probably to a blood stain she thinks she has on her hands, it's a more damned spot when it represents a m...

I Wrote My Will at 26

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

My family had given me so much, and I didn't want to leave them without giving them something in return. But the only thing of real value I could give away were the emotions I felt for the people who would read my letter after I was gone. I would leave them with a message of undying love.

Graduation Day: Dying From Cancer to Clean Scans in Six-Month Intervals

Kevin Lankes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

As a young adult cancer survivor, I will never stop worrying about dying before I've lived long enough to leave my mark, to positively affect the world, and do whatever other things my mother would no doubt disapprove of.

The Future of Cancer Research -- Whole Genome Sequencing

Jack Hidary | Posted 02.03.2014 | Science
Jack Hidary

While death rates have come down substantially in heart disease, morbidity rates in cancer have not changed significantly in 30 years. This despite billions of dollars of cancer research.

My Skin in the Game: How Ted Cruz and the Right Want to Help Cancer Kill Me, and Maybe You

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

I probably wouldn't have gone if I had insurance but it had a big deductible, or even any real co-pay. The only reason I went to have my life saved is because it cost me zero dollars.

The Sun After Skin Cancer: When a Head-to-Toe Glow is No Longer an Option

Vogue | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Vogue

by Patricia Garcia, Vogue I realized how much my relationship with the sun had changed a few weeks ago, when spring finally hit New York after a l...

My Dad and JFK: Assassination Conspiracy Theorists Keep My Late Father in Their Sights

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Mandel

When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives?

Even Still

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Amanda Magee

I used to believe that there was a formula -- ...step on a crack, break your mother's back. I thought that if even against my better judgement or despite my best efforts, if I indeed stepped on a crack, that I could avoid the next seven cracks and take it back.