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Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers. Study shows greater dermatologist density per county is associated with lower melanoma mortality rates. ABCDE of melanoma: asymmetry, border irregularity, color variegation, diameter (thought to be greater than a pencil eraser but can be smaller) and evolution - any changing lesion on the skin MUST be checked.


Spotting the Signs of Skin Cancer

Risk factors for malignant melanoma include having fair skin, a history of sunburns, a family history of melanoma, or having more than 50 moles on your body — the average person has about 30 moles. A change in an existing mole is the most common sign of early malignant melanoma. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends checking for the ABCDE's of melanoma: asymmetry, border change, color change, diameter change, and evolution of any change that makes one mole look different than…

How the Sun Helps Protect You from Skin Cancer - Several studies have confirmed that appropriate sun exposure actually helps prevent skin cancer. In fact, melanoma occurrence has been found to decrease with greater sun exposure, and can be increased by sunscreens. One such study revealed that melanoma patients who had higher levels of sun exposure were less likely to die than other melanoma patients, and patients who already had melanoma and got a lot of sun exposure were prone to a less…

Dec. 20, 2012 — Study shows a new target & potential treatment for melanoma, most dangerous form of skin cancer. MicroRNA decides which genes in a cell's DNA are expressed and which stay silent. #Melanoma tends to lack microRNA-26a When scientists reintroduced microRNA-26a to melanoma cell lines that lacked it, they saw a marked decrease in cancer cell survival. MicroRNA-26a killed melanoma cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed…

May marks “Melanoma awareness” and “Skin cancer detection month”. Recent studies indicate that almost 1.3 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S each year. Out of this number 4% is accounted to Melanoma. As frightening and intimidating as it sounds, the silver lining to this dark cloud is that Melanoma has a very high cure and recovery rate when diagnosed early and treated in time...


Younger Skin Through Exercise

Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.

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Looks inviting, doesn't it? Who would think looking at a friendly photo like this that tanning beds are classified by the World Health Organization as a carcinogen. A very high price to pay for a tan. Women under 40 are hit hardest by the escalating incidence of melanoma, according to the Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings today.

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Nearly 1 in 4 Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Report PTSD Symptoms - A new study reports almost a quarter of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer experienced symptoms associated with PTSD shortly after their diagnosis. The image shows a mammogram with a small, cancerous lesion and calcific deposits in veins. More at

Obesity-related diseases are becoming the most important causes of mortality worldwide. Several studies have suggested an association between low levels of vitamin D and obesity. In addition, plasma adiponectin levels have been found to be lower in obese subjects. From: Int J Endocrinol. 2013; 2013: Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Related to Vitamin D and Adiponectin in Obese Children and Adolescents