All types of skin cancer are on the rise in women.
Particularly concerning is new data from the National Cancer Institute which shows that from 1980 to 2004 melanoma rates rose 50% for young women. Continue reading “Melanoma Rates Jump 50% for Young Women”
Sun causes melanoma skin cancer. Sun protects you against melanoma skin cancer. Which is correct? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Does Sun Exposure Cause Melanoma?”
Jennifer Garner has teamed up with Neutrogena® and Self® magazine to encourage women to examine their skin once a month. It’s a great campaign — if you find a melanoma, a simple skin check could save your life. Continue reading “Eight Steps for a Self Skin Check”
The ABCDE method to screen for melanoma simply means that a mole that meets any of these criteria should be examined by a physician:
Continue reading “Bigger Moles are Not Better”
By now most of you have heard about the US Iraq war veteran, Marine Corps Sgt. Carmelo Rodriguez, who died from melanoma at 29-years old. Continue reading “The Tragic Death of a Marine from Melanoma”
Here is an excellent melanoma skin cancer website for patients as well as physicians. It provides good information about risk factors, moles and nevi, development of melanoma, diagnosis, staging, and treatment.