A landmark publication on Melanoma that appeared in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports the results of a large, two site blinded clinical study.
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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.
Monitoring moles and looking for changes on a regular basis is key to early detection and treatment of melanoma.
Microarray technology, now makes it possible to more definitively identify skin lesions in mice that are thought to be at high risk of progressing to a type of cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
Skin cancer is the latest of NIHSeniorHealth's 32 health topics of interest to older adults. The new Web feature defines skin cancer, covers the causes and risks, as well as symptoms, screening and diagnosis.
Rockland County Department of Health encourages residents to take preventive measures against skin cancer while they are enjoying various outdoor activities.