Screening/Prevention Melanoma News

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Recent Screening/Prevention Melanoma News

Melanoma More Common in Cancer Survivors (January 2, 2012)

People with a history of certain types of cancer may be at increased risk of melanoma—an aggressive form of skin cancer. These results were published in the Archives of Dermatology. Of the more than... Continue Reading

Additional Evidence That Tanning Beds Increase Skin Cancer Risk (November 3, 2011)

According to a study of more than 73,000 women, use of tanning beds increases the risk of three common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. These results were... Continue Reading

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women (July 28, 2011)

Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater... Continue Reading

Sunscreen Use More Common Among Certain Latinos (July 26, 2011)

Among Latinos, length of residence in the United States and knowledge of the English language appear to influence sun-safety behaviors. In particular, longer-term residents who speak better English are... Continue Reading

Physician-Based Skin Cancer Screening Detects Thinner Melanomas (July 21, 2011)

Compared with melanomas detected by patients themselves, melanomas detected through physician-based screening tend to be thinner and to have better prognostic features. These results were published in... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 15, 2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s... Continue Reading

Vitamin D and Calcium May Reduce Melanoma Risk in High-Risk Women (June 30, 2011)

Among women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer (such as basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma), vitamin D and calcium supplements may reduce the risk of melanoma. These results were published... Continue Reading

Many Young Women Continue to Tan (May 6, 2011)

According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, use of tanning beds remains a common practice among young, white women. Intentional outdoor tanning was also widely reported. Sun exposure... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 11, 2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released... Continue Reading

Wealthy Women at Higher Risk of Melanoma (April 6, 2011)

It appears that wealthier White women may be at a higher risk of melanoma than less affluent women. These findings were recently published in the Archives of Dermatology. Melanoma is the most deadly type... Continue Reading

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