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  1. Melanoma Surgery Gets Broader Scope

    Sept. 27, 2006 -- Melanoma surgery may get more aggressive to help plan treatment and ultimately improve survival. A study and editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine support checking the "sentinel" lymph node near melanoma for signs of cancer cancer . Melanoma is the most serious type of s

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  2. 3 Treatments Slow Skin Cancer

    Aug. 21, 2006 -- Acid skin peel, laser resurfacing, and a chemotherapy cream all remove precancerous skin growths and slow cancer cancer -- but patients prefer the peel. Precancerous growths, small areas of discrete roughness to the skin, come from too much sun, note VA researcher Basil M. Hantash,

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  3. Sun Kills 60,000 a Year

    July 27, 2006 -- Every year nearly 60,000 people worldwide die from skin cancers caused by too much sun, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). The first-ever estimate of the global health burden caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation shows about 48,000 deaths eac

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  4. Melanoma Risk Not Just for Whites

    June 19, 2006 -- Melanoma Melanoma skin cancer skin cancer is most common among whites, but it's also a threat for people of other races. A study in the Archives of Dermatology drives that point home. The study details 1,690 melanoma cases in Florida's Miami-Dade County from 1997-2002. Whites made u

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  5. Reality T.V. Star Becomes Melanoma Patient

    On The Real Housewives of Orange County, you faced a serious health threat. What happened? My doctor found a malignant mole -- a shallow melanoma in early stages -- on my thigh, a few inches above my knee. I've faced skin cancer before, but I never intended to share this "reality" on the show. Now,

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  6. Would You Bare Your Body To Fight Skin Cancer?

    WOULD YOU BARE YOUR BODY TO FIGHT SKIN CANCER? We did! That's us-the staff of Marie Claire-in Times Square, wearing next to nothing to raise awareness for a cause that concerns...you! Skin cancer is the second-most common cancer in women ages 20 to 29. One in five Americans will develop it in their

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  7. Melanoma Skin Cancer Strikes Again

    April 17, 2006 -- Melanoma Melanoma skin cancer may return more often than expected, experts report in the Archives of Dermatology. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer cancer . It's much rarer than nonmelanoma skin cancers. The study included 354 melanoma patients living in New Hampshir

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  8. UVB Rays Linked to Milder Skin Cancer

    Dec. 20, 2005 -- Scientists now say sunlight in the form of UVB rays isn't the main culprit in melanoma. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Getting a lot of sun early in life is linked to melanoma. It's also linked to nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamo

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  9. Cancer Vaccine Ups Melanoma Survival

    Oct. 12, 2005 - A personalized cancer vaccine extends survival for some late-stage melanoma patients, research shows. Melanoma is very dangerous skin cancer. Advanced stage IV melanoma kills about 90% of patients within five years of diagnosis. Patients with advanced melanoma are advised to seek cli

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  10. Graying Hair Yields Skin Cancer Clue

    Dec. 23, 2004 -- Scientists now have a greater understanding of why hair turns gray with aging. The information isn't likely to lead to raven-haired grandparents. But it may point the way to new treatments for deadly skin cancer. The skin cancer known as melanoma is particularly dangerous. It is a c

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