About twice as many men as women will die from melanoma this year. Before the age of 49, more women than men are diagnosed with melanoma, however, after age 50, this reverses and significantly more men develop melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that 6,470 men and 3,240 women will die from melanoma in 2014. 
Reason #1: Men Don’t Use Sunscreen As Often as Women
Exposure to the sun’s UV rays - both UVA and UVB - are known to cause skin cancer. About 65 percent of all melanomas are attributed to sun exposure. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays helps prevent skin cancer. That means wearing sunscreen everyday and reapplying it every few hours, wearing protective clothing and avoiding spending long periods of time in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Men are not as vigilant, or simply ignore, using sunscreen.
Advertisements and educational information about the importance of sunscreen has been aimed more at women than at men. Since...
Discharge from breasts; Milk secretions; Lactation - abnormal; Witch's milk; Galactorrhea; Inverted nipple; Nipple discharge
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Breast cancer often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the cancer is advanced. Because of this, women should have routine screenings, such as mammograms, and conduct self-exams on a regular basis. Symptoms of breast cancer can be different in each woman. A woman may experience any number of symptoms, such as lumps in the breast, swelling, a rash or skin changes. It is also possible to have no symptoms at all. Some of these symptoms can also signal other conditions, many less serious than breast cancer. There are, however, a number of signs that may appear and should signal the need for medical attention: Breast pain Breast pain in itself does not necessarily indicate a reason to seek medical attention, especially if you are experiencing breast pain in both breasts. If there is pain in one breast, or if the pain is persistent or continues to increase, you should speak to your doctor. Cysts Many women deve...
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