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  1. Tattoos Can Hide Malignant Melanomas, Experts Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans head to the tattoo parlor to get "inked" each year, but a new study suggests that getting a tattoo over a mole or birthmark may not be healthy. That's because having a tattoo over a mole especially can m

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  2. Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Six of seven advanced melanoma patients had a positive response to an experimental vaccine, a finding that shows promise for personalized skin cancer treatment, researchers report. The vaccine also slowed tumor progression i

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  3. Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- White male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 26,000 white patients, aged 15 to 39, in the United

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  4. Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Think "skin cancer" and blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not totally, skin doctors say. "Hands down, sun exposure is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer," said Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, an assistant pro

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  5. Experts Dispel Common Melanoma Myths

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- As you head to the beach or pool, here are some sun-sense tips to keep in mind: Skin that tans is not invulnerable to cancer, and one application of sunscreen daily is not enough protection against the sun's harmful ultra

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  6. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-third of patients with advanced melanomas who received nivolumab, a new immune-based drug, experienced reductions in the size of their tumors, a preliminary study reveals. Since these types of drugs have typically shrun

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  7. Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun, according to a new study. Study co-author Dr. David Fisher and his re

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  8. Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doesn't usually occur in kids, but a new study shows that it's happening more often. While melanoma in children is still extremely rare, the rate increased by about 2 percent per y

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  9. Can Daily Aspirin Lower Melanoma Risk in Women?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who take an aspirin regularly may be lowering their risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a new study suggests. And the longer postmenopausal women take aspirin, the more melanoma risk appears to dim

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  10. Indoor Tanning Beds Linked to Common Skin Cancers

    Oct. 2, 2012 -- Indoor tanning beds may raise the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers, especially among people who start tanning before they turn 25, a new study suggests. Previous studies have linked indoor tanning with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. But the new study extends these find

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