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Skin Cancer

Window film can greatly reduce your exposure to deadly UV rays

Jun 7 2017 - 1:02pm
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One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime according to skincare.org. Here are some simple tips such as window film, on how you can protect yourself and your children.

What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. Skin cancer is caused by the sun's most damaging ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays.

Science Comes Clean About The Disadvantages Of Sunscreen Use

May 8 2017 - 9:49pm
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You may or may not have heard that chemicals in sunscreen cause cancer. While the debate on that issue continues, science knows one thing for sure: blocking the sun for fear of cancer has been proven not to be a disadvantage to health, according to new research.

Just As A Seed Rises Up To The Sun, So Do We

You Should Aggressively Protect Your Eyes and Skin From The Sun: Natural Remedies

Aug 24 2016 - 8:55am
A woman wearing sunglasses on a sunny day

Choosing the right pair of sunglasses and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun are essential to protect your eyes and skin from damage. Here are also some natural remedies that can help with sunburn.

A sunny summer day seems so alluring for people seeking some fun and relaxation that they often fail to take the time to consider how horribly dangerous the sun can be to their eyes and skin.

Deadly Skin Cancer Trigger Identified, What’s Next?

Aug 3 2015 - 6:37pm
deadly skin cancer

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have identified the trigger that causes the deadly skin cancer known as melanoma, a trigger that has been elusive until now. What is this discovery and what does it mean, especially since the rates of melanoma have been rising quickly over the past three decades in the United States?

Although melanoma makes up only 2 percent of skin cancer cases, it is the cause of nearly all deaths asso

Text message reminders increase attendance for breast cancer screenings

Mar 21 2015 - 7:59pm
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.

Deadliest melanomas found in specific parts of the body

Aug 20 2014 - 9:12pm
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.

Indoor tanning puts youth at risk for basal cell carcinoma

Jun 25 2014 - 10:51pm
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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.

Agent orange is associated with invasive skin cancer

Jan 30 2014 - 7:30am
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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