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  1. 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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  2. 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 Hampshire

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Researchers Suggest Added Sign for Melanoma

    Dec. 7, 2004 -- Moles that change or evolve -- shrink, grow larger, change color, start itching or bleeding -- should be checked for possible melanoma, a new study shows. The incidence and mortality of melanoma is increasing in the U.S., according to researchers, most recently increasing from 7.5 ca

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  7. Stopping Skin Cancer With a Plant Chemical

    Oct. 19, 2004 -- Nature's treasure trove of potential cancer fighters could have another addition. A compound in the bloodroot plant may protect against skin cancer, according to a new study. Just last week, word came that a chemical in the corn lily plant might combat a type of skin cancer called b

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  8. Plant Chemical May Fight Skin Cancer

    Oct. 15, 2004 -- Could the most common kind of cancer -- basal cell skin cancer -- be defeated by a chemical in the common corn lily plant? Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) think it's possible. It's a David-and-Goliath-sized matchup. In one corner: basal cell

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  9. Gene Tied to Growth of Skin Cancer

    Sept. 1, 2004 -- Researchers have found a gene that's already linked to several other cancers may also play an important role in triggering the start and spread of the most common type of cancer among men and women: skin cancer. A new study found mice that lacked the gene, known as Stat3, were compl

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  10. Want Melanoma? Get a Tan

    Feb. 9, 2004 (Washington) -- It's rapidly climbing the charts, but this is one list you don't ever want to top: malignant melanoma. The most serious form of skin cancer is moving up through the ranks of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., moving from the No. 6 slot in 1997, to a projected N

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