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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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