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The most surprising places melanoma can hide

May 07 2018

When you check your skin for suspicious moles, you probably look at your arms, chest, stomach, back, and legs. But melanoma, the…

Can You Get Sunburn on Your Eyes?

Mar 27 2018

Sunburns can be bad enough on their own, but getting a sunburn on your eyes is a whole new level of pain…

Hairdressers could be key to identifying Scalp and Neck Melanomas

Dec 29 2017

A group of researchers are working to determine whether more of these melanomas would be detected, and diagnosed earlier, if hairdressers were…

Doctors Wade Through Harvey Floods to Treat Cancer Patient

Sep 04 2017

Dr. Adi Diab waded through flood waters in Texas to treat his cancer patient It was Monday morning, time to infuse his…

10 Sunscreen Myths That Make Dermatologists Cringe

Sep 04 2017

Think you need to lie out to boost vitamin D levels? That it’s safe to tan as long as you wear sunscreen? That…

Treating Sunburn in Children

Apr 29 2017

Your baby’s skin: soft, sweet-smelling, vulnerable. You notice that when you’re diapering: irritation develops easily; a soothing cream clears it up like…

Ocular Melanoma trial evaluates less invasive treatment approach

May 01 2017

Patients with ocular melanoma, a type of melanoma that develops in the eye, have a potentially new and groundbreaking treatment option being…

Stanford: Algorithm “trained” to detect melanoma

Feb 13 2017

  SMART PHONE APP TRAINED TO DETECT MELANOMA. MELANOMA NEWS TODAY: A team of Stanford scientists are developing an artificially intelligent (AI)…

Where is the disconnect?

Jun 21 2016

98% of Millennial Women Know Skin Cancer Is Deadly. So Why Are They Still Tanning? It’s not a complete shocker to hear…

Cheerleading and the dangerous tanning culture

Mar 31 2017

Many college and professional teams have strict appearance rules for cheerleaders, including that they must maintain a tanned look. Some teams even…