Skin Cancer

The latest skin cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and real-life stories about people living with these diseases.

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Diagnosing Stage 4 Melanoma

Learn what to expect at the dermatologist and the tools they'll use to diagnosed this skin cancer after it has spread beyond the original lesion.

By Eileen Bailey

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13 Things Everyone Should Know About Melanoma

It’s the least common, but most dangerous, of all skin cancers. Here's how to spot it, treat it, and survive it.

By Krista Bennett DeMaio
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How Do Damaged Skin Cells Turn Into Stage 4 Melanoma?

Learn how damaged skin cells can mutate and make their way from the topmost layer of the skin to distant organs.

By Barbara O'Dair
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Bookmark-worthy Resources for Stage 4 Melanoma

These organizations, support groups, and influencers are here to help you navigate life with advanced melanoma.

By Barbara O'Dair
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Why Is Melanoma so Deadly? And Other Top Skin Cancer Qs

We tackle your most pressing questions about this serious form of skin cancer.

By Barbara O'Dair
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13 Tips to Prevent Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers

Over time, even small exposures to the sun's damaging UV rays can really add up. Here's how top derms protect their skin.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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6 Ways to Check Yourself for Melanoma

It only takes five minutes a month to spot the early warning signs of melanoma, when it's most treatable.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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How to Treat Melanoma Stage by Stage

From mole removal to drug therapy, there are many ways to tackle melanoma. Here’s how to ID the best approach for you.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Marijuana Might Help Cure Allergic Contact Dermatitis

As most of us know, the medicinal use of marijuana is very controversial from a political and moral perspective. This is because marijuana is a drug that has both physiological and psychological effects that have convinced lawmakers that it should be ...

By Kevin Berman, M.D.
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Is It a Sun Spot or Skin Cancer?

Benign skin lesions are much more common than skin cancers, but it's still a good idea to have your dermatologist examine any unusual spots you find.

By Kevin Berman, M.D.
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Common Questions about Topical Chemotherapy Creams

One of the frequent questions we get here on SkinCancerConnection is about the use of topical medications used to treat pre-cancerous growths such as actinic keratoses which can be a precursor to developing squamous cell skin cancer. Three of the mos...

By Anne Windermere

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.