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    1. Jimmy Carter: Melanoma Has Spread to Brain

      Aug. 20, 2015 -- Former President Jimmy Carter outlined Thursday an aggressive course of treatment that he'll follow to attack the melanoma that was discovered in his liver and has spread to his brain. In a remarkably candid and detailed press conference, Carter, 90, talked about his plan to fight t

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    2. What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers. It's long been known that a mutation in the BRAF gene causes moles to start growing, but it wasn't

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    3. New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odomzo (sonidegib) was cleared to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma in patients who cannot under

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    4. Warning Over Sunburn 'Tattoo' Trend

      July 9, 2015 -- Doctors are warning of a dangerous new craze called "sunburn art" that's said to be growing in popularity among young people. People expose parts of their bodies to the sun without using any sun protection. The result is a sunburn in the shape of a particular image, design, or patter

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    5. Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That's the finding from a study of more

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    6. Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- SPF? UV-A and B? A new study finds many Americans are baffled by the information on sunscreen labels. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said sunscreen labels must emphasize protection against both ultraviol

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    7. New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancer, researchers reported Sunday. The d

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    8. Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report. The treatment works by killing cancer cells and triggering the immune system to att

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    9. Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

      By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals. When used as recommended, sunscreen has been shown to reduce risk for all types of skin canc

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    10. Consumer Reports Recommends 15 of 34 Sunscreens

      Editor's note: This story is on the 2015 sunscreen report. For information on the 2016 report, click here. May 14, 2015 -- Nearly a third of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization’s

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