In an effort to find signs and symptoms of skin cancer early, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) held its seventh annual free skin cancer screening.
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In the last 30 years, melanoma has become the fastest rising cancer, reaching epidemic proportions. It is also one cancer that we can prevent by limiting exposure to the sun and performing regular skin exams. Sun exposure and burns create a great risk for all skin cancers.
We get 80 percent of our sun exposure before age 18. The sun you get in your adolescence sets you up for developing melanoma in your forties or fifties. Yet the sun is the one risk factor we can control.
IDM Pharma announced updated results from a Phase 2 UVIDEM (IDD-3) melanoma vaccine clinical trial (DC-MEL-202).
International Melanoma Congress signals new promise and hope in treating a disease that has long held a dismal prognosis for those in the advanced stages. Caught early, melanoma is one of the easiest cancers to treat, but caught late, melanoma is one of the most incurable and deadly.
A landmark publication on Melanoma that appeared in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports the results of a large, two site blinded clinical study.
Once every two hours a Florida resident is diagnosed with a new case of melanoma skin cancer.
California dermatologist is working to decrease this alarming statistic, and increase the likelihood that local residents diagnosed with this deadliest type of skin cancer will survive.
The farther patients travel to reach the physician who diagnoses their melanoma, the more likely they are to have thicker skin cancer at diagnosis.
What causes skin cancer and why it usually is diagnosed in its fatal stages among blacks is something of a mystery.