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The Importance of Follow-Up Care After Melanoma Surgery

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.

By Eileen Bailey
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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.

By Elizabeth Millard
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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.

By Diane Domina
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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.

By Eileen Bailey
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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.

By Eileen Bailey
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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.

By Heather LaBruna
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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.

By Joseph Saling
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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.

By HealthAfter50
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Dangers of Nonmelanoma Cancer

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most commonly diagnosed forms of skin cancers. Although rarely fatal, they can lead to a long list of complications if left untreated.

By HealthAfter50
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The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Many people fail to apply enough sunscreen, forget to reapply it after spending a long time in the sun, or use an expired product. Here’s how to get the most protection.

By HealthAfter50