Melanoma Rates Jump 50% for Young Women

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”

Eight Steps for a Self Skin Check


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”

Melanoma Skin Cancer Website

hm_logo.gifHere 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.

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Think that mole is too small to be a melanoma? Think again.

How far away is your dermatologist? Farther distances lead to thicker melanomas.

Is it normal for moles to change during pregnancy? No.