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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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Top Skin Cancer Research From 2016

Blood test might detect recurrence of melanoma Detecting a recurrence of melanoma early is crucial in effectively treating the disease. Scientists in the UK are working on developing a test that would look for traces of the cancer in the blood system...

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Diagnosis

Skin Exams Minus the Embarrassment

If you’ve ever undergone a total-body skin exam for skin cancer, you might have felt uncomfortable during the process. Here’s what can help.

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Symptoms

How to Spot Skin Cancer

All adults should check themselves from head to toe monthly for suspicious moles. Here are two quick tricks that can help.

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Risk Factors

Can Fluorescent Light Bulbs Cause Skin Cancer?

Energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) emit very low levels of ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays, the kind that penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin.

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Treatment

Skin Cancer: What Is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery may be your best option for nonmelanoma skin cancers. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure.

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10 Must Read Articles on Skin Cancer From 2016

Check out our top 10 articles on skin cancer from 2016. Whether you are living with skin cancer or want to take preventive steps, there is something here for you.

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Skin Cancer Biopsies: What You Need to Know

When your doctor thinks a lesion or spot on your skin is cancerous, the first step is a skin biopsy. This can be quite scary. Having a biopsy doesn’t mean you have cancer: plenty of biopsies come back with benign, or negative, results. Even so, the i...

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Symptoms

What Threatens Your Skin as You Get Older

Aging affects the skin in ways you can’t always see in the mirror. These skin disorders can sometimes be serious enough to affect your quality of life.

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Symptoms

Warning Signs of Advanced Melanoma

Knowing these possible symptoms of stage 4 melanoma can help you recognize any alarming changes in your condition.

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Melanoma in Teens: Skin Cancer Isn't Just for the Elderly

When you think of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, you might think this is only a disease of the elderly. But it’s the second most common form of cancer in people between the ages of 20 and 29 years old, according to the American Academy ...