Skin Cancer II – Symptoms, Eradication, and Prevention

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 4 September 2014

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Getting diagnosed with skin cancer can be a frightening experience. If it happens to you, be calmed by the fact that it can be defeated, if detected and treated early enough. Read more …

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Understanding Melanoma

Posted by Chad Melius on Sunday 27 July 2014

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2:53 min – published September 27, 2013

Expert: Hadley King, M.D. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatologist, Skin Cancer Specialist

Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. This video will help you to understand melanoma causes and symptoms. Learn about ABCDE – an acronym for the five warning signs of melanoma – any one of which can indicate that a mole is really a melanoma. The four basic categories of melanoma are illustrated and described.

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Tanning – The Latest News

Posted by Chad Melius on Thursday 10 July 2014

We have some unusual snippets for you this month. The tanning industry fights back, and tanning addiction is compared to heroin addiction! Read more …

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FDA Steps Up Tanning Bed Regulation

Posted by Chad Melius on Friday 27 June 2014

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0:34 min – published on May 29, 2014

WSJ What’s News: Niki Blasina reports. The Food and Drug Administration is increasing its regulation of tanning booths and tanning beds. The number of people who get skin cancer from indoor ultraviolet radiation is increasing, and people under 18 years old are more at risk.

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The Latest News About Tanning

Posted by Chad Melius on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Here’s this month’s digest of articles about tanning. Read more …

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Skin Cancer I: Causes

Posted by Chad Melius on Saturday 7 March 2009

Who can get skin cancer?

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Melanoma

Anybody can get skin cancer. Some people are genetically more susceptible, but noone is immune. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is what causes skin cancer. And you are exposed to sunlight every time you go outdoors.

Lots of people like to lie outside in the sun, in order to get a nice suntan. They may think that all they’re risking is a sunburn, which will go away in a few days time. But this is just wishful thinking – they’re really risking skin cancer, which can lie dormant for years. More …

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