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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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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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.

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Skin Cancer Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

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

Melanoma mole.

How a Mole Develops into Stage 4 Melanoma

Here's what you should know about the different types of melanoma, how it develops, and why it's the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

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Free Mobile App to Help with Skin Self-Checks

Self skin-checks are an important part of preventing and early detection of skin cancer. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone do a monthly self skin check, from head to toe.

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Top Countries on a Global Skin Cancer Index, a website that provides information about skin diseases has published the Skin Cancer Index 2018, a comprehensive look at the global impact of skin cancer.

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Skin Health

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.

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Stage 4 Melanoma Diagnosis: What Comes Next?

You’ve gotten a stage 4 melanoma diagnosis. You’re scared and uncertain for your future. Here's what you should do next.

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Stage 4 Melanoma: What to Ask Your Doctor

A stage 4 melanoma diagnosis is scary. Here's a list of questions to ask your doctor about your options, treatment, and what to expect.

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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.