Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Health Center

News Related to Melanoma/Skin Cancer

  1. Researchers Suggest Added Sign for Melanoma

    Dec. 7, 2004 -- Moles that change or evolve -- shrink, grow larger, change color, start itching or bleeding -- should be checked for possible melanoma, a new study shows. The incidence and mortality of melanoma is increasing in the U.S., according to researchers, most recently increasing from 7.5 ca

    Read Full Article
  2. Stopping Skin Cancer With a Plant Chemical

    Oct. 19, 2004 -- Nature's treasure trove of potential cancer fighters could have another addition. A compound in the bloodroot plant may protect against skin cancer, according to a new study. Just last week, word came that a chemical in the corn lily plant might combat a type of skin cancer called b

    Read Full Article
  3. Plant Chemical May Fight Skin Cancer

    Oct. 15, 2004 -- Could the most common kind of cancer -- basal cell skin cancer -- be defeated by a chemical in the common corn lily plant? Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) think it's possible. It's a David-and-Goliath-sized matchup. In one corner: basal cell

    Read Full Article
  4. Gene Tied to Growth of Skin Cancer

    Sept. 1, 2004 -- Researchers have found a gene that's already linked to several other cancers may also play an important role in triggering the start and spread of the most common type of cancer among men and women: skin cancer. A new study found mice that lacked the gene, known as Stat3, were compl

    Read Full Article
  5. Want Melanoma? Get a Tan

    Feb. 9, 2004 (Washington) -- It's rapidly climbing the charts, but this is one list you don't ever want to top: malignant melanoma. The most serious form of skin cancer is moving up through the ranks of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., moving from the No. 6 slot in 1997, to a projected N

    Read Full Article
  6. Photos Help People Keep Eye on Skin Moles

    Jan. 20, 2004 -- A picture may be worth more than a thousand words; one might also save your life. A new study shows that giving people a picture of their moles helps them spot potentially dangerous changes that may be an early sign of skin cancer. Pigmented moles that change in shape or have irregu

    Read Full Article
  7. Tanning Salons Boost Skin Cancer Risk

    Oct. 16, 2003 -- There's more evidence on the hazards of tanning beds. Baking under their artificial lamps as little as once a month can boost your risk of a deadly form of skin cancer by 55% -- and the danger is even greater when done in early adulthood. A new study involving more than 106,000 Scan

    Read Full Article
  8. Green Tea Lotion May Prevent Skin Cancer

    Sept. 8, 2003 -- New research shows that chemicals in green and black tea may be able to prevent skin cancer when applied to your skin. Eventually, these chemicals may be put into a lotion that could prevent skin cancer better than sun block alone. Zigang Dong, MD, and colleagues at the University o

    Read Full Article
  9. Tanning: Cancer Cause on 'Covered' Skin?

    July 22, 2003 -- Each year, some 250,000 Americans are diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, the nation's second most common form of skin cancer that typically occurs on the face, ears, and other parts of the body routinely exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays. But in tracking this type of skin ca

    Read Full Article
  10. Skin Cancer Gene Discovered

    April 21, 2003 -- The gene for malignant melanoma -- the most aggressive, deadly form of skin cancer -- has been identified. The finding provides "compelling evidence" that could lead to better treatments, says the study author. The biggest problem in treating malignant melanoma has been the difficu

    Read Full Article
Displaying 81 - 90 of 114 Articles << Prev Page 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Next >>

Today on WebMD

Woman checking out tan lines
SLIDESHOW
Cancer Fighting Foods Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
 
what is your cancer risk
HEALTH CHECK
Could Caffeine Help Fight Skin Cancer
VIDEO
 

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
 

WebMD Special Sections