Watch for These Advanced Melanoma Warning Signs

What is Melanoma?

Learn more about the basics of melanoma and if you might be at risk.
Heather LaBruna

The Connection Between Parkinson's Disease and Melanoma

Parkinson’s disease increases melanoma risk, and people with melanoma are at increased risk for developing Parkinson’s, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that confirms earlier research suggesting a link. Although the associati...

The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Many people fail to apply enough sunscreen, forget to reapply it after spending a long time in the sun, or use an expired product. Here’s how to get the most protection.
HealthAfter50

President Jimmy Carter's Recovery from Melanoma

President Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with melanoma in the summer of 2015. While melanoma usually begins on the skin, it can sometimes develop in other parts of the body. President Carter’s melanoma first showed up on his liver. When doctors removed t...
Eileen Bailey

Does Melanoma Always Start on the Skin?

Melanoma of the skin, called cutaneous melanoma, is the most common form of melanoma. Noncutaneous, or non-skin melanoma, is much rarer but it is possible for melanoma to develop in other parts of the body. About five percent of all melanomas are non...
Eileen Bailey

Melanoma Rates Have Doubled

Melanoma rates have doubled in the U.S. during the past 30 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC analyzed 2011 melanoma incidence and mortality data, and projected estimates for future incidence and mort...

Drugs Found Effective Against Advanced Melanoma

In a new international trial, researchers have found that a combination of two cancer drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, stopped tumors from growing for nearly a year in 58 percent of cases. The trial involved 945 people and led to the tumors shrinking ...

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