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5. Skin Cancer

Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, if diagnosed and treated early, will be cured. If not, all three types of skin cancer—melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma—can be disfiguring and/or deadly.
Melanoma
Melanoma

3. Skin Types, Common Problems

Regardless of skin type, we all have three main layers that comprise our skin—the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis—plus many more sublayers that have multiple functions. The obvious function of the skin is protection. But the skin also stores water and fat, and it interacts with sunlight to ensure the production

Can You Die from Skin Cancer?

Can You Die from Skin Cancer?

Can you die from skin cancer? If you don’t know someone in your circle who’s been diagnosed and treated from skin cancer, you may have a preconception that skin cancer is treatable 100 percent of the time. But each type of skin cancer carries its own survival risks. Melanoma is

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having

3. Other Skin Conditions

Imagine that you have been offered a promotion. You work for a company that manufactures one of the most complex, sophisticated products known to man. The product weighs about six pounds and covers 20 square feet. It has multiple functions, millions of moving parts, can easily be damaged, and has

2. Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Skin Cancer

The three most common forms of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, and the number of Americans who get one or more types of skin cancer continues to increase.
Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of

1. Skin 2018

How much do you know about your skin? What’s going on in those three layers that cover your body, and what’s happening inside your body that affects the way your skin looks on the outside? What about all the environmental elements that take a toll on it? 
Take the Skin 2018

Melanoma Stages: Take These Precautions to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma Stages: Take These Precautions to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma is the deadliest of all types of skin cancer, yet the cure rate, with early detection and treatment, is 99 percent. Unfortunately, too many people delay treatment and are gradually moving closer to higher melanoma stages, even when they know they have a potentially life-threatening disease.

The lifetime risk of getting

Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms

Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms

Basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas are forms of skin cancer that are less invasive and less likely to spread than melanomas, but they still need to be diagnosed, treated, and prevented.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It is classified as a non-melanoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Who’s Susceptible and How It’s Treated

Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Who’s Susceptible and How It’s Treated

The Rochester (MN) Epidemiology Project showed that diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the U.S. increased by 263 percent from the first recording period 30 years ago to the most recent decade recorded, 2000-2010. More than one million cases are reported each year.
Who is Susceptible?
Middle-aged and older adults are more

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