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  1. Men's Skin More Sun-Sensitive

    April 2, 2007 -- Skin cancer due to sun exposure appears faster -- and is more severe -- in males than in females, mouse studies show. It's well known that men are more likely to get skin cancer than women are. Men get twice the overall number of skin cancers and three times more squamous cell carci

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  2. Skin Cancer Danger: Not Just in Summer

    I said goodbye to summer when I packed away my bikini for cold weather hibernation, only to fish it out weeks later for a trip to Australia, where the seasons are opposite what they are in the U.S. The fall and winter months here are seasons of spring and summer there. Down under, I discovered a goo

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  3. Skin Cancer Linked to Frequent Driving

    Feb. 2, 2007 -- You might want to slather on the sunscreen before getting behind the wheel. Early research results suggest driving a lot can raise your chances of skin cancer. Early findings from the St. Louis University study were presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of

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  4. Marathoners Risk More Skin Cancers

    Nov. 20, 2006 -- Marathon runners can be proud of their stamina, but all that time outdoors boosts their risk of skin cancer, including the potentially deadly malignant melanoma, according to a study in the Archives of Dermatology. "We are the first to report this," researcher Christina M. Ambros-Ru

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  5. 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 sk

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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 thei

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