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The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

Here's what you should know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.

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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.

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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.

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What Do You Know About Melanoma?

Learn all the basics about the most deadly form of skin cancer, from causes and prevention, to the different types and stages of melanoma.

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Surprising Health Risks of Driving

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

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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.

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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.

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The Most Dangerous Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the rarest type of skin cancer, but it's also the most deadly. Here's what you should know about the different types of melanoma.