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Eileen Bailey

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Acral Melanoma Not Caused By Sun Exposure

Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a rare form of skin cancer. It accounts for only two or three percent of all melanomas. It appears on the palms, soles of the feet, toes or fingers. It usually appears as a flat discoloration but as the cancer progresses it becomes thicker. It follows the ABCDE rule of cancer: asymmetry, border irregularity,... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Scalp for Skin Cancer

When you do a self-skin check, do you include your scalp? If you are bald, you probably do. If not, the scalp is often a forgotten area. But skin cancer can, and does, develop on the scalp. The majority of cancers found on the head and neck are either basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.   Even though melanoma is not as common... Read moreChevron
posted 08/28/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Antioxidants and Skin Cancer

You have probably heard that antioxidants can help prevent different types of skin cancer, including skin cancer. When your cells are damaged, through unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking and sun damage, or through normal bodily activities such as breathing, produce free radicals that attack healthy cells. Free radicals are thought to... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Does Viagra Increase Your Risk of Skin Cancer?

Men who use sildenafil (Viagra) may have an increased risk of developing melanoma, according to a study published in June, 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine. No additional risk was found for basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.   Researchers looked at information from 25,848 men (those who reported no... Read moreChevron
posted 08/13/2014, comments (0)|
Victoria777

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Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid and temple Hairline

Hi everyone, I've just been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma of the right eyelid and then discovered that I had an additional basal cell on the same side going in to my temple and hairline. I am 74 years old and have gratitude that it's only basal cell but I am scared to death about the mohs surgeries and then the reconstruction of my lower... Read moreChevron
posted 08/09/2014, comments (0)|

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