Skip to content

    Melanoma/Skin Cancer Health Center

    News Related to Melanoma/Skin Cancer

    1. Link Between Many Moles, Melanoma Risk Questioned

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly thought that people with many moles may be at heightened risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. But a new study found that patients with melanoma skin cancer often had few moles, and no abnormal moles.

      Read Full Article
    2. Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?

      Jan. 11, 2016 -- When former President Jimmy Carter announced late last year that his advanced melanoma appeared to be in remission, family and followers of the 91-year-old humanitarian were overjoyed. Some said it seemed nothing short of a miracle, since the skin cancer is often deadly in its advan

      Read Full Article
    3. Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Dark Skin

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with darker skin are about one-third more likely to have potentially dangerous pigment "spots" on their palms and soles, a new study finds. In rare cases, these "acral pigmented lesions" turn out to be melanoma skin

      Read Full Article
    4. FDA Approves Expanded Use for Melanoma Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The melanoma drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) can now be used to reduce the risk of the deadly skin cancer returning after surgery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The expanded use of this intravenous drug i

      Read Full Article
    5. New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered cold sore virus that "blows up" melanoma tumors has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help treat the deadly skin cancer. Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), a first-of-it

      Read Full Article
    6. B Vitamin May Help Ward Off Some Skin Cancers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and readily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of some skin cancers, a new clinical trial indicates. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide appears to reduce non-melanoma skin can

      Read Full Article
    7. Moles & Melanoma: FAQ

      Oct. 20, 2015 -- Counting the number of moles on your right arm may be a quick way to figure out your melanoma risk. British researchers have found that the number there can predict your total mole count. Specifically, they say, more than 11 moles on your right arm means you may have 100 moles on yo

      Read Full Article
    8. Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that for patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen, surgical removal of the tumor can extend survival. The study was led by Dr. Gary Deutsch, now a surgical oncologist at North Shore-LIJ

      Read Full Article
    9. Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High in Gay Men

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests. "Overall, the rate of indoor tanni

      Read Full Article
    10. Antioxidant Might Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mice

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A man-made antioxidant appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans, researchers say. The antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine, is used to relieve mucus production in p

      Read Full Article
    Displaying 11 - 20 of 159 Articles << Prev Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next >>

    Today on WebMD

    Malignant melanoma
    How to spot it early.
    Woman checking out tan lines
    There’s a dark side to that strive for beauty.
     
    sauteed cherry tomatoes
    Fight cancer one plate at a time.
    Lung cancer xray
    See it in pictures, plus read the facts.
     
    12 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Melanoma
    ARTICLE
    precancerous lesions slideshow
    SLIDESHOW
     
    Do You Know Your Melanoma ABCs
    VIDEO
    15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore
    ARTICLE
     
    screening tests for men
    SLIDESHOW
    Vitamin D
    SLIDESHOW
     
    Is That Mole Skin Cancer
    VIDEO
    Brilliant sun rays
    Quiz