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    1. Panel: Skin Cancer Exam Evidence 'Insufficient'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There currently isn't enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S. preventive health experts has concluded. An

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    2. Red Hair, Pale Skin Genes Raise Melanoma Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests. The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly

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    3. Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by w

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    4. Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use black salve with the hope that it will remove

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    5. Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma

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    6. Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF

      May 17, 2016 -- More than 40% of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports experts don't live up to their SPF claims, according to the organization's annual report on the products. Twenty-eight of the sunscreens did not deliver the promised SPF level, says Trisha Calvo, CR's deputy editor of health and

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    7. Your Car Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The front windshield of your car probably shields you from the sun's UV-A rays as you drive, but the same may not be true for side windows, a new study finds. Experts have long known that prolonged exposure to ult

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    8. Drug Promising Against Rare Skin Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug that boosts the immune system's ability to kill tumor cells may help people with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer, a preliminary study suggests. The intravenous drug, marketed as Keytruda, is already used

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    9. Drug Seems to Extend Advanced Melanoma Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of advanced melanoma patients were still alive five years after starting therapy with the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo), researchers are reporting. "In 2012, we saw some very promising early evidenc

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    10. Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn't take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in t

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