Tag: forms of skin cancer

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

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

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

UHN Blog: A Crusade Against Cancerous Moles

UHN Blog: A Crusade Against Cancerous Moles

The mirror never lies, no matter how much I’d like it to. The mirror is a timepiece, with each new gray hair marking another minute, and each wrinkle above my brow representing another day behind me on my life’s continuum. I see less hair where I want it, and more

Antioxidant Mineral Selenium Protects Joints, Prostate; Could It Do More?

Compared to most nutrients, selenium slips by almost unnoticed. But selenium’s relatively low public profile belies this mineral’s important role in optimizing your personal health. Selenium is a part of 25 different compounds known as selenoproteins that are produced by the body; they are necessary to regulate thyroid function, thwart

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