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.
Skin Cancer: The Stigma of "It's Your Fault"
Disclosing certain cancers, such as skin cancer or lung cancer, can sometimes elicit a response that implies the cancer is your fault, that your behavior caused it. Taking care of yourself and practicing sun safety is important, but having skin cancer is not your fault.
There are specific guidelines for what makes an “effective” sunscreen. But one study found that almost 40 percent of “top rated” sunscreens on Amazon did not meet those guidelines. Be sure you know what to look for when purchasing a sunscreen.
Melanoma in Teens: Skin Cancer Isn't Just for the Elderly
Melanoma, usually thought of as a disease that strikes the elderly, is on the rise in young people. Overexposure to the sun and the increase in indoor tanning might be to blame. No matter what your age, you should know your risks and what you can do to protect yourself.
Common Food Additive Might Help Protect from Sun Damage
Researchers have found that a compound derived from the seeds of the achiote fruit, common in Latin American cooking, might help to prevent skin damage.
Can You Use Someone Else's Immune Cells to Fight Skin Cancer?
Immunotherapy uses your own genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. New research shows that healthy immune cells from donors might be able to strengthen your immune system and attack cancer cells.