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Frequent Skin Cancers May Signal Risk of Other Cancers, Too

Posted 9 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 – People who have frequent recurrences of a common skin cancer may be at increased risk of a range of other cancers, a new study suggests. Researchers found the heightened risk among patients who'd had many bouts of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) – a highly treatable form of skin cancer diagnosed in over 3 million Americans each year. Patients who'd developed at least six ...

The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning

Posted 3 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 – Don't kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you're willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you're still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. "For the most part, adults who use sunless tanning products continue to engage in risky tanning behaviors," said study leader Matthew Mansh, a dermatology resident at the University ...

Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

Posted 29 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018 – When you're out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn. Along with being painful, sunburns can cause lasting damage that can lead to a number of skin problems, including skin cancer, warned Dr. Suzanne Olbricht, chief of dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. "The sun's UV rays damage the DNA in the cells of ...

Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

Posted 27 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 – Gym rats are trying to get healthy. So why do so many U.S. gyms have tanning beds, researchers want to know. Since indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, this common combo sends a conflicting message to gym users, University of Connecticut researchers say. "By pairing exercise with tanning beds, gyms send the message that tanning is part of a healthy lifestyle. It ...

Your Sunscreen May Not Be as Protective as You Think

Posted 25 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 – Many people apply sunscreen too thinly, and that could mean far less sun protection than they hoped for, new research shows. So, it might be a good idea to use sunscreens with a higher sun-protection factor (SPF) to begin with, the British researchers advised. "What this research shows is that the way sunscreen is applied plays an important role in determining how ...

How to Use Sunscreens the Right Way

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says. "Sticks are easy for under the eyes and the backs of the hands, while spray sunscreens are often easier to apply on children," Dr. Debra Wattenberg said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "However, it's important to ...

With Summer Here, Check for Signs of Skin Cancer

Posted 1 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, June 30, 2018 – During the summer when people trade in their jackets and jeans for flip flops and bathing suits, more skin is exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays. Dr. Katherine Gordon, assistant professor of dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said summer is the perfect time for people to get in the habit of checking their skin for signs of cancer. "We recommend ...

'Face-Aging' Photos Convince Tanners to Shun the Sun

Posted 31 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 – Where fear of skin cancer has little effect, vanity may succeed. In a new study, sun worshippers who were shown computer images of how their face would age after years of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure often decided to quit the tanning habit. In fact, "a single, 10-minute exposure to one's own face, digitally aged, with and without excessive UV exposure, reduced indoor ...

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Posted 27 May 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 – Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. "Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye," said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. "Yet sadly, many people don't know how to be their own hero when it comes to skin cancer, including what to look for ...

Here Comes the Sun, and Kid Sun Safety

Posted 25 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. "Don't assume children cannot get skin cancer because of their age," said Dr. Alberto Pappo, director of the solid tumor division at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. "Unlike other cancers, the conventional melanoma that we see mostly in adolescents ...

Another Foe for the U.S. Military: Skin Cancer

Posted 24 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 – For U.S. military personnel, deployment carries many dangers. And besides the well-known threats they face, these men and women are also at a higher-than-average risk for skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanoma, a new research review suggests. Two military groups face a particularly high risk: white service members and men over 50, according to the report. ...

A Pill to Protect You From the Sun? Don't Believe It, FDA Says

Posted 22 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 – If you think popping a pill will somehow keep your skin safe while you tan, think again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning letters to companies marketing supplements that they claim will counter the effects of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. "We've found products purporting to provide protection from the sun that aren't delivering ...

What Drives Millennials to Tan, Knowing the Risks?

Posted 2 May 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 – Many millennials and young people continue to tan, despite warnings about the link between excess sun exposure and skin cancer, new research warns. Some are poorly informed about the potential harms of bronzed or burned skin. Others overlook safety concerns, often driven by low self-esteem or narcissism, said study lead author Amy Watson. Many young people make tanning ...

Outdoor Job? Skin Cancer Can Take a Hefty Toll

Posted 27 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 – Construction workers, farmers and others who work in the sun are at greater risk for skin cancer, according to researchers. And a new study reveals these job-related cancers cost nations millions in medical expenses. The researchers said lawmakers should address this trend and take steps to reduce job-related exposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. "The findings ...

Marriage Means 'I Do' for Skin Cancer Detection

Posted 18 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 – A walk down the aisle may be a healthy step to better skin cancer detection. New research shows that simply by being married, people increase their odds that a melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – will be spotted early, when it's most treatable. The reason? A husband or wife may help "by assisting in identification of pigmented lesions that may have ...

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