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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Follow-Up Care After Melanoma Treatment

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Must-Read Skin-Care Posts from 2017

The best skin care posts from HealthCentral this year, including topics on sweating, makeup, eczema and wrinkles.

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Skin Health

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.

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Actinic Keratosis Lesions: Treatment Options

These lesions are considered “precancerous,” and if you have one, you’ll probably develop more. The scaly, or crusty, lesion occurs in areas most often exposed to the sun.

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What You Should Know About Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma

Uveal melanoma is a rare cancer, but it is the most common cancer of the eye. Symptoms include blurred vision and floaters.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Best Skin Care Line for Sensitive Skin

Is it paraben- and sulfate-free? Will the fragrance irritate my skin? Is it too messy? Take the guessing out of finding what skin products are best for you.

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Simple Apps for Cancer Survivors

These are the tech tools every cancer survivor should know about to help keep track of medications, exercise, and other important information.