Skin CancerInfo Center
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Sex Makes a Difference in Cancer
Did you know that women who have cancer are more likely to outlive men with the disease? This is true for a variety of cancers. In terms of the worst form of skin cancer, women have an advantage that's not fully understood.
FDA Approves Two New Melanoma Rx
Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, now has two new enemies. The FDA has approved two drugs to treat melanoma that has spread to other organs (metastatic) or can’t be surgically removed.
Happy "Don't Fry Day"
As summer approaches and you start to enjoy more outdoor activities, you’ll want to protect yourself and your kids from the sun’s damaging rays. Do you know which sunscreen to select?
Not Your Garden Variety Skin Cancer
Skin cancers that are not melanoma are typically curable. A common type of skin cancer, though, can spread and become lethal, new research has found.
Cutting the Cancer Costs of Indoor Tanning
More than two million Americans learn they have skin cancer every year. And the most serious form of skin cancer – melanoma – kills more than 9,000 people in the US each year.
Indoor Tanners Be Warned
Indoor tanning is a dangerous practice. Why? Because the artificial rays, like the sun itself, increase the risk of skin cancer, including deadly melanoma.
Too Frail for Cancer Surgery
You have a one in five chance of getting skin cancer at some point in your life. We all do. How elderly skin cancer patients are treated is now being called into question.
Other Cancers After Skin Cancer
Skin cancers are far and away the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than two million Americans are diagnosed with some form of the disease each year.
The Languages of Skin Cancer Prevention
Hispanics don’t develop skin cancer at the same rate Caucasians do. But that doesn't mean Hispanics are immune from skin cancer. Practicing skin cancer prevention is important for everyone, regardless of culture or spoken language.
Skin Cancer Survivors Not Practicing Safe Sun
Sunny days are among life’s finest pleasures. Being outdoors when the sun shines bright requires some protection, though. And you’d think people who’ve had skin cancer would know these things and practice safe sun all the time.