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Teenagers and Tanning Beds

November 12, 2014
Teenagers and Tanning Beds

Yep, tanning beds again are the focus of attention when it comes to skin cancer for new studies are showing that teenagers who love using them raise their chances of getting skin cancers by as much as 75%. The study in the UK shows that youth’s who frequently use these tanning salons/beds are more likely […]


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Imiquimod Topical Cream

November 5, 2014
Imiquimod Topical Cream

The cream has been found to be an effective way of combating specific types of skin melanomas without the need for surgery. The type of skin melanoma frequently afflicts chronically sun-exposed skin that mutates the skin cells enough to go malignant. Known to be the earliest form of skin melanoma, or the non-invasive form of […]

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Of Moles and Melanomas

October 29, 2014
Of Moles and Melanomas

Scientists have identified the protein which is responsible for the development of a mole into a tumor or for the skin feature to remain, well simply a mole. Skin melanoma’s have the skin’s pigment producing cells running amok causing one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the world that is responsible for many deaths […]


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More Sun Exposure, Better???

October 22, 2014
More Sun Exposure, Better???

New research suggests that with respect to people in geographic locations that do not get enough sunlight, a moderate increase of exposure might actually be better. This contradicts widely accepted and publicized knowledge that too much sun is dangerous to your health. The study found the contradiction when scientists linked the activation of Vitamin D […]

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Inherited Skin Cancer

October 15, 2014
Inherited Skin Cancer

Image Source: eideard.files.wordpress.com The general result of skin cancer is sun exposure. Forty to 50 percent of Americans who live to the age of 65 will have skin cancer at least once. The most common types of skin cancer in the United States are basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. These are referred to as […]

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UV Rays

October 8, 2014
UV Rays

UV or Ultraviolet rays from the sun is the most blamed cause of skin cancer but many more might be at risk without knowing it for it is not the only mechanical trigger that can cause the disease. People who have been working with or regularly work with welding equipment are also at high risk […]

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Symptoms: Actinic Keratosis

October 1, 2014
Symptoms: Actinic Keratosis

Staying out in the sun for too long is on top of the list of ways to give yourself skin cancer. There’s a very good reason why people working in the field are encouraged to bring their own shade and cover up. Farmers wear wide-brimmed hats and long-sleeved breathable cotton shirts, and so do constructions […]

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How to Heal from a Skin Biopsy

September 24, 2014
How to Heal from a Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is done to check and examine skin tissue to determine whether or not it is cancerous or there is any abnormal skin cells present in you. This medical procedure is done by removing a small sample of skin tissue then processed under a microscope. Skin biopsy can be done in several methods, […]

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The Skin, the largest organ of the human body

September 17, 2014
The Skin, the largest organ of the human body

We treat and describe skin only as a way of determining race and other superficial reasons, but do you know that the skin is the largest organ of the human body? Yes, this is true for all the parts of one�s body is covered by this wonderful organ that serves us more than we know […]

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Cancer Suppressor Gene breakthrough

September 10, 2014
Cancer Suppressor Gene breakthrough

Researchers in the National Cancer Institute have discovered that a small molecule called nutlin-3A, a cancer suppressor gene has the ability to prevent cancer cells from dividing thus halting the spread of the disease. When cells divide the opportunity for mutation is high and this is what researchers are hoping to overcome with the new […]

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