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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Blood Pressure Drugs and Lip Cancer: A Link?

    Aug. 7, 2012 -- Some high blood pressure medicines, when taken long term, may increase the risk of lip cancer in white people, according to new research. The list includes commonly used drugs such as the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Microzide, others) and the ACE inhibitor lisinopril (

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  9. Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk

    July 2, 2012 -- That refreshing glass of iced coffee or iced tea might do more than cool you off in the summer heat. A new study of nearly 113,000 men and women found a link between those who took in the most caffeine and a lower risk of the most common type of skin cancer. About 1 in 5 Americans wi

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  10. New Treatment for Rare Skin Cancer

    June 8, 2012 -- Roche's Erivedge, newly approved for advanced basal cell carcinoma, is "the greatest advance in therapy yet seen for this disease," according to an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine. "It is a landmark day for patients with basal cell carcinoma and all those involved in

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