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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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Treatment

Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic melanoma, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

Dermatologist looking at melanoma.
Treatment

Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon?

One cancer researcher says "we will be curing a significant majority of melanoma patients by 2030."

Doctor explaining adjuvant therapy for melanoma to a patient.
Treatment

Here's What to Ask Your Doctor About Adjuvant Therapy

Find out whether you're a good candidate for follow-up treatment that can help keep the melanoma from coming back.

Melanoma circled for surgery.
Treatment

Innovations in Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Advances in various therapies have some melanoma researchers optimistic about future treatment.

Woman talking to her coworkers.
Work

Telling Work About Your Metastatic Melanoma

Sharing news about an illness with colleagues is tough. Here's advice on smoothing the way.

Dermatologist about to start skin check with patient.
Prevention

The Ins and Outs of Skin Cancer Screenings: Insurance, Exams, and More

Straightforward advice on how to make the skin cancer screening process go smoothly.

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Living With

How to Manage Fear with Stage 4 Melanoma

Having stage 4 melanoma is frightening, but you can learn to cope with fear and anxiety. Here's how to tackle your fears so you can move forward.

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Newly Diagnosed

Blindsided By Cancer? Take a Deep Breath…

Diagnosed with cancer? Here's how to quickly achieve the calm, clear mind you need to move forward.

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Skin Cancer: The Stigma of "It's Your Fault"

There are some diseases, such as skin cancer, where the patient is blamed for their own disease, at least partially. When you disclose your diagnosis, friends and relatives might look at you with sympathy, but wonder how much your own behavior contri...

Woman sunbathing at the beach.
Summer

Could Tanning Be Addictive?

Research shows that tanning might be more than for vanity – it could be an addictive behavior.