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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? 
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Vaccines That Fight Cancer

Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papilloma­virus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.
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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

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

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