Category Archives: melanoma

Tanning-salon business built on deception…only in America ? Unlikely.

ABC World News (Jan 2, story 8, 2:25, Sawyer) reported, “Here’s a surprising fact we learned today. There are more tanning salons in America than there are Starbucks. It is a huge, booming business. But some members of Congress warned today … Continue reading

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Melanoma on the rise but report shows death rates from certain cancers declining…

NBC Nightly News (Jan 4, story 6, 1:45, Williams) reported, “The American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer stats and cancer trends is out today with some encouraging news inside it. For the biggest cancer killers, death rates are down across … Continue reading

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How effective is melanoma screening ?

Melanoma mortality dropped significantly in one German state after a population-wide screening project, while mortality rates remained stable in the rest of Germany.  The effects of organized skin cancer screening on diagnosis and rates of morbidity and mortality are unknown. … Continue reading

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Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young women…

Melanoma Most Common Form Of Cancer In Young Women. The Chicago Tribune (Aug 24, Berger) reports that melanoma incidents “have increased for at least 30 years, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and the rate among white women aged 15 to … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, Calcium may prevent melanoma in women with prior history…

Medscape (July 5, Mulcahy) reported that although Vitamin D and calcium do not reduce the overall rate of melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in post-menopausal women, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that, in women with … Continue reading

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Mole changes more likely in children, elderly than middle-aged…

Benign moles are twice as likely to undergo changes in children and the elderly compared with middle-aged adults, an Australian study findings suggest. But these changes are more likely to be benign when they occur in children than when they … Continue reading

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Women with melanoma have better survival, lower metastases risk than men…

Women have significantly better melanoma-specific survival than men, say researchers, largely due to having a lower risk for lymph node and visceral metastases. “These results suggest differences in tumor-host interaction across gender,” say Arjen Joosse (Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The … Continue reading

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Dear 16-year-old Me…

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