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Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen Spray
Edgewell Personal Care Co., the maker of Banana Boat sunscreen, is recalling a scalp spray because it contains trace levels of benzene, a chemical that can cause cancer at high levels.
A Fish Tale? More on That Seafood, Melanoma Study
Experts advised not making a whale out of recent findings linking fish intake to deadly skin cancers.
Eat Lots of Fish? Your Melanoma Risk May Rise
Researchers found 20% of Americans studied with the highest intake had about a one-quarter higher risk of developing the disease over 15 years, versus the 20% with the lowest fish consumption.
Dangerous Tanning Is on the Rise, Suntan Myths Persist
A new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology found a sharp rise in both tanning and number of sunburns last year.
Soon-to-Be Medical Student Awarded $10K After Spotting Melanoma
A young woman has received a $10,000 scholarship for her medical education after alerting a Vancouver Canucks staff member about a cancerous mole.
9 Things to Watch for During Sun Exposure
Learn about 9 ways to protect yourself in the sun.
New Drug Might Be Non-Surgical Option for Common Skin Cancers
An experimental gel could be a potential alternative to surgery when treating basal cell carcinoma.
Stop Using Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreen, J&J Warns
Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntarily recall after finding low levels of benzene, a known cancer-causing agent, in some samples.
Poll: Americans Falling Short on Sunscreen Use
Survey suggests “that many people … believe skin cancer won’t happen to them.”
Benzene Found in Popular Sunscreens: What to Know
It’s important to note that benzene is not an ingredient in sunscreen, and Valisure's petition suggests that the findings are a result of contamination somewhere in the manufacturing process.
Sun Safety: Cancerous Chemicals Found in Sunscreens
Summer is around the corner, and with the pandemic waning for many, the CDC encourages people to spend more time unmasked outdoors. But protecting yourself from the sun is more important than ever, and questions about sunscreen safety may make you wonder how to do it.
Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2021
A $4 sunscreen from Walmart performed well enough to be recommended and termed a "Best Buy" in this year's sunscreen ratings from Consumer Reports.
Vaccine May Keep Melanoma in Remission 4 Years
Giving melanoma patients a "personalized" vaccine can prompt an anti-tumor immune response that lasts for years, an early study finds.
Living With Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma
Learn how sun protection, skin checks, and emotional wellness can all help boost your health as you live with advanced basal cell carcinoma.
Black Melanoma Patients Face Treatment Delays
Black Americans with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, wait longer for surgery than white patients, a new study finds.
Consumer Reports Ranks Top Sunscreens for 2020
Chemical sunscreens offer the best protection and beat out those with mineral or natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, a new review from Consumer Reports finds.
Melanoma Death Risk Rises When a Spouse Dies
But bereaved people with the most serious form of skin cancer were 17% more likely to die from it than others.
Sexual Orientation May Influence Skin Cancer Risk
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston analyzed data culled from national surveys conducted from 2014 to 2018 and found that skin cancer rates were 8.1% among gay men, 8.4% among bisexual men, and 6.7% among heterosexual men.
Melanoma Cases Rising in U.S.
States with the highest UV-attributable incidence rates among all residents were: Utah, Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Georgia, Washington and Montana.
How Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Skin Cancer
Artificial intelligence (AI) is ramping up how dermatologists diagnose skin conditions, even serious cancers like melanoma.
Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says
Getting a second opinion from a pathologist specially trained in skin lesions -- a dermatopathologist -- yields the most accurate results, the new study found.
Head, Neck Melanomas Show Alarming Rise in Young Americans
Researchers found that the incidence of head and neck melanoma rose nearly 4% a year from 1995 to 2001, and 1.2% a year from 2001 to 2014 in children and young adults.
Vitamin A Linked to Lower Odds of Common Skin Cancer
The study of around 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15%
Laser-Based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells
The researchers have been developing a laser-based system designed to screen patients' blood from the outside -- spotting tumor cells as they pass through veins in the arm and eliminating the need for a blood draw.
Are DIY Sunscreens Dangerous?
Overall, about seven out of 10 sunscreen recipes failed to adequately protect skin from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays, the study authors found.