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Text message reminders increase attendance for breast cancer screenings

2015-03-21 19:59
Text reminders increase breast cancer screening attendance

Women who receive a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment are more likely to attend than women who do not receive a text, according to a new study.

Researchers from Cancer Research UK found that women who received a text message were 20 percent more likely to attend their screening than women who did not receive a text message.

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Deadliest melanomas found in specific parts of the body

2014-08-20 21:12
Melanoma skin cancer

A new study focuses on the deadliest melanomas that have been labeled as high-risk for patients. Researchers have discovered that tumors with high mitotic rates have an impact on how quickly doctors can find them. Now, they hope their findings will help improve the rate of melanoma skin cancer diagnosis.

Mitotic rate refers to the cell division of the tumors in skin cancer or melanoma.

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Indoor tanning puts youth at risk for basal cell carcinoma

2014-06-25 22:51
A tanning bed

There is a great deal of emphasis on looking good in our society. This often leads young people to seek out indoor tanning parlors and to ignore warnings that these places can be dangerous. Kids often take the position that the risk of cancer from indoor tanning is just a lot of hype. However, it has been observed that there is an increased risk of skin cancer in kids who are exposed to indoor tanning.

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Agent orange is associated with invasive skin cancer

2014-01-30 07:30
A scene from Vietnam

There has been increasing evidence of carcinogenic effects of Agent Orange. A great deal of controversy has persisted over the years about the use of Agent Orange as part of the U.S. military's herbicidal warfare and jungle defoliant programs during the Vietnam war due to the horrible side effects on people which have been observed from this agent. New research shows there is an association between Agent Orange and invasive skin cancer.

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