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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 sk

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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. 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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  6. 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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  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 Hampshire

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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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