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5. Starting Today

We know a lot about skin—how to take care of it, protect it, and treat it when something goes wrong. But perhaps the most important thing to remember about skin is that it is constantly changing. Those changes are normal and healthy most of the time. Sometimes, however, they are

4. Keeping Skin Healthy

In this chapter you’ll learn about the products and services we see, buy or use almost every day that may or may not have a profound effect on the health of our skin. Which foods should we eat or avoid? Which kinds of clothing apparel and accessories protect us? What

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

1. Skin 101

We look at it several times a day, touch it, admire it, worry about it, and spend money on it. At times, we ignore or abuse it.
The way we choose to take care of our skin today will show up later in health and appearance. With life-long attention, skin can

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

Melanomas Can Affect All Races

People with fair complexions, red hair, blue eyes, and freckles typically are considered to be at greater risk of skin cancer than their darker-skinned counterparts. Research has shown that melanomas and other skin cancers occur more commonly in Caucasians than in other racial groups.

However, a new study suggests that African-Americans

Don’t Turn Your Back on Melanoma Symptoms

Don’t Turn Your Back on Melanoma Symptoms

If you’re conscientious about your health, you exercise, watch what you eat, and see your physician periodically for a physical exam. And you might have your doctor screen you for certain types of cancer. Still, you might be missing one critical screening, both at your doctor’s office and at home:

Melanoma: Less Common But More Dangerous

Though less common than the other types of skin cancer, melanoma is much more dangerous because it is more likely to invade other parts of the body. While anyone can have melanoma, seniors are more at risk. The average age for melanoma diagnosis is 62. Early detection remains the best

Stay on the Lookout for Signs of Melanoma

You look in the mirror while you comb your hair or shave your beard. Now, expand that self-inspection from your face to the rest of your body, using full-length and handheld mirrors. That full-body check is a ritual that you and all men should do periodically to search for skin

Moles Are Clues to Your Melanoma Risk

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can originate with a mole. Fortunately, most moles, known to doctors as nevi (singular: nevus or naevus), are usually benign, but their total number should be monitored, because risk of melanoma increases with each additional one.

A simple test devised by researchers at King’s

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