Skin Cancer

Risk Factors


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Common Medication Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

There’s a “strong case for an association” between the drug azathioprine and the development of a common type of skin cancer, say researchers in the U.K.

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Protect Your Skin with the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet—rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids—can help lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

What to know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

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Follow-Up Care After Melanoma Treatment

Here's what you should know about getting the follow-up care after surgery for melanoma, and why it's important for preventing or spotting recurrances.

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9 Things Melanoma Survivors Should Know

Your melanoma treatment is over. Now what? Here’s what you should know about follow-up care and life as a melanoma survivor.

What is Melanoma?

Learn more about the basics of melanoma and if you might be at risk.

Surprising Health Risks of Driving

If you’re frequently behind the wheel, here’s how to reduce your risk of skin cancer and cataracts.

How to Spot Skin Cancer

All adults should check themselves from head to toe monthly for suspicious moles. Here are two quick tricks that can help.

Can Fluorescent Light Bulbs Cause Skin Cancer?

Energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) emit very low levels of ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays, the kind that penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin.

The Most Dangerous Skin Cancer

Though melanoma is the rarest form of skin cancer, it is also potentially the most deadly.