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Melanoma mole.

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Only four percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but it accounts for three-quarters of all skin cancer-related deaths.

Woman appying sunscreen.

Slather on the Sunscreen, and Make It High SPF

The way people typically apply sunscreen provides, at most, about 40 percent of the expected protection, say researchers at King’s College in London. The reason: Most people put on sunscreen too thin.

Mediterranean foods.

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.

Thoughtful woman walking on beach.

7 Skin Cancer Resolutions to Know

Skin care resolutions can be helpful in reducing your risk of skin cancer. Tips include having an annual dermatology exam and eating healthy.

Dermatologist checking skin on man's shoulder for skin cancer.

Key Research in Skin Cancer in 2017

There was a great deal of research on skin cancer in 2017, including how skin cancer forms and how certain foods might protect you from skin cancer.

Chocolate bar.

Can Chocolate Help Protect You From Skin Cancer?

Chocolate contains flavanols, and these might help reduce our sensitivity to light, thus reducing our skin cancer risk.

Tomatoes on the vine

Tomatoes Might Cut Risk of Skin Cancer in Men

A study has found that eating tomatoes daily significantly reduced the number of skin cancer tumors in male mice.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis (AK), also called Solar Keratosis, is a pre-cancerous, pre-malignant rough spot on the skin. It is usually between 2 and 6 millimeters (somewhere between a pencil point and a pencil eraser) and is generally red, with a rough texture.