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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Can Aspirin, Other NSAIDs Lower Skin Cancer Risk?

      May 29, 2012 -- Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen may help protect against certain types of skin cancer -- including melanoma, the most dangerous form of this disease. The new study hints at a possible link between NSAID use and skin cance

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    4. Sunburns, Tanning Beds: Young Adults at Risk

      May 10, 2012 -- Two new reports from the CDC are shedding more light on just how many young people may be soaking up ultraviolet (UV) rays -- whether it's outdoors or UV rays from indoor tanning. And there are signs of some worrisome trends: The sun-seeking habits of young men and women, along with

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    5. Preventing Skin Cancer in Youths: Appeal to Vanity

      May 7, 2012 -- If you're young, fair-skinned, and have a doctor's appointment soon, here's a prediction. Your doctor may give you a gentle lecture about sun protection. He or she may appeal to your vanity to reduce sun exposure now and the risk of skin cancer later. The counseling sessions are a new

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    6. Melanoma Rates Skyrocketing in Young Adults

      April 2, 2012 -- The risk of developing the most dangerous type of skin cancer is now more than six times higher among young adults than it was 40 years ago, and women may be especially vulnerable. A new study shows the number of melanomas found among women under 40 years old increased by more than

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    7. Young Women Tan, Despite Health Risks

      March 19, 2012 (San Diego) -- Most young women know that indoor tanning raises the risk of skin cancer, but two-thirds of sorority members at a Midwestern university used tanning beds in the past year, and 6% used them every week, a new survey shows. Also, 93% intentionally tanned outdoors in the pa

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    8. Melanoma Patient Tumor Free in T-Cell Clone Study

      March 5, 2012 -- One of 11 patients facing death from treatment-resistant, late-stage melanoma is cancer free 3.5 years after experimental treatment with clones of his own immune cells. "The patient is doing fine. He is a teacher in high school, and has been teaching from two or three months after h

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    9. Vitamin A May Help Reduce Melanoma Risk

      March 1, 2012 -- Can popping vitamin A supplements help stave off melanoma, the potentially fatal form of skin cancer? Maybe, a new study suggests. But even the researchers caution that it is too soon to make any recommendations about taking extra vitamin A to reduce risk for melanoma. Vitamin A can

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    10. Zelboraf May Double Survival for Some Melanoma Patients

      Feb. 22, 2012 -- The newly approved drug Zelboraf appears to nearly double the length of time a person can expect to live with advanced melanoma skin cancer, a new study shows. Melanoma kills about 9,000 Americans each year, and it often progresses quickly. Studies have found that the midpoint in su

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