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Sunbed addict is alerted to skin cancer by mole monitoring phone app

Sunbed addict is alerted to skin cancer by mole monitoring phone app

A former sunbed addict was diagnosed with skin cancer after a phone app alerted her to a worrying mole. Natalie Killian, 39, was told by a GP that the itchy, pink spot was of no concern. But it had been highlighted by the SkinVision app, which take pictures of moles, keeps track of changes and […]

Counsel Young Fair-skinned Patients About Skin Cancer

Counsel Young Fair-skinned Patients About Skin Cancer

October 12, 2017 05:05 pm Chris Crawford – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation during childhood and adolescence increases an individual’s skin cancer risk later in life. People with fair skin and/or freckles and those who sunburn easily are at a higher risk for skin cancers. […]

Latest Study Links Radon To Increased Risk Of Malignant Skin Cancer, Risk Higher In Young People

Latest Study Links Radon To Increased Risk Of Malignant Skin Cancer, Risk Higher In Young People

Radon can cause skin cancer or malignant melanoma. In a study conducted by Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), this new connection has been established and it was also found that the risk of developing the skin cancer due to radon is higher in young people. All those who believed till date that […]

Researchers Find Cellular Sweet Spot in Skin-Cancer Battle

Researchers Find Cellular Sweet Spot in Skin-Cancer Battle

A team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings spotlight a target in the battle against melanoma. A team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings, which appear in the latest issue of […]

Skin cancer on the rise

Skin cancer on the rise

New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers. Their paper, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, uses medical records from the Rochester Epidemiology Project to compare diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma ─ both nonmelanoma skin cancers ─ between 2000 and […]