Skin Cancer

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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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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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.

By PJ Hamel

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...

By Eileen Bailey

Could Tanning Be Addictive?

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

By Eileen Bailey

Care for Your Mental Health with Melanoma

Around 30 percent of people with melanoma say they experience anxiety or depression. Here's how to make mental health a priority.

By Eileen Bailey

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

Make Your Loved One Get a Skin Cancer Exam

When your loved one has a suspicious mole, urge them to get a skin cancer exam, even if they're stubborn. Here are some snappy answers to common cop-outs.

By Eileen Bailey

Skin Cancer Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about skin cancer? Take this true or false quiz to test your knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Eileen Bailey