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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.
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Skin Cancer Signs? Self-Checks May Help You Avoid Deadly Recurrence

Skin Cancer Signs? Self-Checks May Help You Avoid Deadly Recurrence

Melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—is rare, but the number of cases is still cause for concern. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 87,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year, and nearly 10,000 die from the disease. Regular self-checks will help you recognize skin cancer signs

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

Self-Checks May Help You Avoid Deadly Skin Cancer Recurrence

Melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) is rare, but the number of cases is still cause for concern—according to the American Cancer Society, more than 87,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year, and nearly 10,000 die from the disease.
Arash Akhavan, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount

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

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

The Best Ways to Protect Your Skin During the Summer

Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only cause pre-mature aging of the skin, but it can also increase your risk of skin cancer. No matter what your age, it’s crucial that you take steps to limit sun damage and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer,

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

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

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