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Causes of Skin Cancer - Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma or Squamous Cell Carcinoma, do you know the r by Danny & Susan S. Health Maven Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 4:32pm The incidence of skin cancer has increased greatly in recent years, due in part to greater exposure to UV radiation from the sun. In 1990, 600,000 Americans were diagnosed with either basal cell or squamous cell cancers. This is up from 400,000 in 1980, a staggering 50% increase.   Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world ... Read on »
Is basal cell carcinoma really malignant? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 11:22pm Q. How can basal cell carcinoma be considered both malignant and invasive if it never metastasizes? I thought we learned that one of the characteristics that defines the term “malignant” is metastasis. And if a tumor is invasive, how can it not metastasize? A. Your question is a great one. First of all, you are correct in saying tha ... Read on »
A Basal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Suppressor Gene by nih.gov Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 4:00pm Description of Invention: Novel human nucleic acid sequences and polypeptides derived from the tumor suppressor, PTC or patched gene which have been mapped to human chromosome 9q22.3-q31, have been discovered for use in cancer diagnosis and therapy. Mutations of this gene are associated with Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndro ... Read on »
Erivedge Approved to Treat Basal Cell Carinoma by HealthFinder Posted Mon 30 Jan 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink The most common skin cancer MONDAY, January 30 (HealthDay News) -- Erivedge (vismodegib) has ... Read on »
Natural and simple treatment for BCC and SCC skin cancer by Dr. Joe Rozencwajg Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 5:37pm Summer is upon us and with it the hysteria about the cancer inducing effects of the sun. Of course, nobody should expose himself for too long in the middle of the day, that is common sense! If you are cold and get close to a fire to warm up, are you going to get into the fire to get warmer? Nevertheless, some people end up with skin cancer, basa ... Read on »
Tumor cell differentiation by pathologystudent Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:55am Here’s a good question that gets at a concept you should understand: tumor cell differentiation. Q. I’m doing a clinical research project, and I’m supposed to record the differentiation of resected tumors per the pathology reports.  A specific report says, ” cell carcinoma with squamous differentiation.”  Is this a ‘well-differentiated’ tu ... Read on »
New Drug Effective for Rare Genetic Skin Cancer: Studies by HealthFinder Posted Wed 06 Jun 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink In early research, fewer tumors developed in patients with basal cell nevus syndrome. By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Skin Cancer Facts: What You Should Know by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 19 Jul 2011 1:48pm Summer is in full swing, which means many of us are in full sun-worship mode. Given the gorgeous sunny weather that most of the country is having these days, it’s probably safe to say that no one is suffering from any Vitamin D deficiencies any time soon. As wonderful as the sun feels, and as great as a daily dose of Vitamin D is, however, it s ... Read on »
Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Aug 2011 6:16pm Summer is in full swing, which means many of us are in full sun-worship mode. Given the gorgeous sunny weather that most of the country is having these days, it’s probably safe to say that no one is suffering from any Vitamin D deficiencies any time soon. As wonderful as the sun feels, and as great as a daily dose of Vitamin D is, however, i ... Read on »
Cancer cells and cancer terminology by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 12:00am Cancer is a disorder of the cells at the DNA level. can·cer/ˈkansər/Noun 1. The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. 2. A malignant growth or tumor resulting from such a division of cells.  (Image from  Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer .) Defining Canc ... Read on »