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Rite Aid Stores Hosts RV Tour From the Skin Cancer Foundation Coming To A Store Near You For a Free Skin Cancer Screen by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Mar 2012 6:15pm This is pretty cool as a big RV comes around and had 2 private exam rooms so each person has privacy while being screened.  All locations in each state have not been posted yet but it looks like Florida is right at the top of the tour.  The tour is accredited with finding over 5,000 cases of pre-cancer and 239 cases o ... Read on »
Register for FREE Skin Cancer Screening with Skin Cancer Takes Friends Program (sponsored by Olay and the American Society for D by Nicki Z. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 May 2009 1:07pm Kim Raver is a celebrity endorsement for the 2009 Skin Cancer Takes Friends Program. Each year, over 59,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed in the United States alone, according to 2007 estimates from the American Cancer Society. While melanoma exhibits an impressive 99% localized 5-year survival rate and a 91% overall 5-year survival ... Read on »
Skin Cancer: Who are the people most prone to getting skin cancer? by DrEmilyAltman Posted Sat 07 May 2011 3:34pm Dr. Altman’s answer to “Who are the people most prone to getting skin cancer?” on Quora The majority of skin cancers are due to sun exposure, so in general, people who are most susceptible to sun damage and/or have had the most sun exposure are most likely to get skin cancer. Melanin is the pigment in the skin that protects from ... Read on »
Cancer From The Sun - The Scourge Of Malignant Melanoma Skin Cancer by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 12 Apr 2009 11:21pm Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin. Melanin gives dark or tan color to the skin. But, when one of these cells gets out of control, it can produce one of the most dangerous cancers known. And more than 52,3237 people are told that they have melanoma every year just inside the USA. Risks for getting Malignant Melanoma The most com ... Read on »
FDA Approves Picato Topical Skin Gel For Treatment of Actinic Keratosis Which Can Lead to Skin Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 26 Jan 2012 8:17pm This is great news as it can be used for as little as 2 or 3 days and be effective as you don’t really know which AK will turn into cancer or not.  In clinical trials more treated with the gel were cleared from the actinic keratosis than those with a placebo.  BD  FDA approved ingenol mebutate (Picato, LEO Pharma) gel (0.015%, 0.05% ... Read on »
Skin cancer: not just for pasty-skinned folks by David W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 4:59pm As a light-skinned, blue-eyed redhead I’ve been careful about sun exposure since childhood. When I started going bald in my early 20s I got even more serious about it. People laugh at my broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and long-sleeve Sun Precautions swimshirt , but most understand by looking at me that these are reasonable measures. Even with th ... Read on »
Killer Cancer Code Cracked in the UK – Lung and Skin Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Dec 2009 8:31am Now that the code has been “cracked” this will lead to the creation of drugs that will be able to target these areas, and maybe even a cure.  This is truly big news as the 2 of the most deadly types of cancer have been identified for targeting.  A blood test will be able to help diagnose in time. The key here too will be sequencing more ... Read on »
Skin Cancer Awareness: Protect Your Skin by Medline Plus Posted Mon 20 May 2013 8:07pm Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Page: Skin Cancer Read on »
Skin Cancer Prevention NJ – Periodic Skin Self-Examination by DrEmilyAltman Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 6:49am Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.  Each year more than one million new cases of Malignant Melanoma non-melanoma skin cancer and more than 68,000 new cases of malignant melanoma are diagnosed in the United States. While it is true that people with fair skin, light colored hair and ... Read on »
UCLA Uncover Mechanism By Which Newly Approved Melanoma Drug Accelerates Secondary Skin Cancer–Zelboraf by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Jan 2012 6:06pm This is kind of an alarming incident but when you read further it does not stop the treatment process and the secondary outbursts are surgically removed.  This affects about half of those treated to be on alert, but not all of those develop the secondary skin cancer, only about a quarter of the 50% risk group.  This sounds like a big step ... Read on »